DAINIK NATION BUREAU
“There are nearly one million Indian origin scientists and engineers working in the United States. the process of ‘brain drain’ has now been reversed to ‘brain gain’, as many young scientists have started returning to India. Core activities could be scaled up only if the funding is enhanced” said Dr Harsh Vardhan, while talking with visiting US congressional delegation led by Rep Lamar Smith, chairman committe on space and technology.
Reiterating that technology is a strong priority area for the Government, Union Minister for Science & Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the government objective is to make science people-centric. Dr Vardhan said that technology is the driving force in India. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is working on 200 technologies.
The two sides discussed ways and means to further enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of science and technology. While the Indian delegation was represented by Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr M Rajeevan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Dr K Vijay Raghavan, Director General, CSIR, Dr Girish Sahni and Dr Arabinda Mitra, Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral), the US Congressional delegation was represented by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Thomas Massie, Rep. Ami Bera, Rep. Brian Babin, Rep. Barbara Comstock, Rep. Mark Sanford and Rep. Darren Soto.