Harsh Vardhan says science to be engine of economic growth, job generation

New Delhi, Mar.9 (ANI): Union Minister of Science and Technology, Dr.Harsh Vardhan, has said that science and technology and innovation are planned to be used as tools for economic growth and employment generation.

Accordingly, the government has given priority to these areas across the union budget, he said.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan recalled as to how the Prime Minister while addressing the National Science Congress in Mysore, in January this year, had said that the good governance is also about integrating science and technology into the choices we make and the strategies we pursue.

Accordingly, the government even while taking measures to control overall fiscal deficit, had clearly increased budgets to various departments of the government in areas of science and technology.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan expressed satisfaction with budgetary allocations for his ministries too for the ensuing financial year.

He said all ministries under his watch are geared to working in a concerted and coordinated manner for the overall objective of higher economic growth, employment and social equity.

The minister said he himself had been calling upon the scientific community in all departments of his ministries to synergize their efforts to contribute to such challenging areas for human welfare. (ANI)

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