Prime Minister Narendra Modi has virtually inaugurated a Centre-State Science Conclave at Gujarat Science City.


What is it?

  • The first Centre-State Science Conclave was inaugurated at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • The two-day conclave is being organised to facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.
  • It also aims to strengthen Centre-State coordination and collaboration mechanisms to build a robust science, technology & innovation (STI) ecosystem across the country.
  • All states, except Jharkhand and Bihar, have participated in the two-day conclave.


Different thematic areas

  • The conclave will include sessions on different thematic areas —
    • STI Vision 2047;
    • Future Growth Pathways and Vision for STI in States;
    • Health – Digital Health Care for All;
    • Doubling Private Sector investment in R&D by 2030;
    • Agriculture – Technological interventions for improving farmers’ income;
    • Water – Innovation for producing potable drinking water; Energy- Clean Energy for All including S&T role in Hydrogen mission;
    • Deep Ocean Mission and its relevance for Coastal States/UTs as well as country’s future economy.