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View from India: Investments in research required for better technology solutions

[2019.11.08, Fri 14:03] Clearly, fundamental research is essential for addressing the most pressing issues. Collaborative research is required for solving India-centric problems. The Union Budget in July proposed establishing a National Research Foundation to fund, coordinate and promote research in the country. NRF will assimilate the research grants being given by various ministries independent of each other. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that NRF will ensure that the overall research eco-system in the country is strengthened with focus on identified thrust areas relevant to our national priorities and towards basic science without duplication of effort and expenditure. The number of professionals and students inducted into research labs should scale up. Better salaries and incentives can help attract students to make a career out of research.
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