Science city to be set up in state; CS


World-class science city will be set up in Uttarakhand. After its creation, Dehradun will be the fifth science city in the country after Kolkata, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Kapurthala. Like Dehradun, the operation of Regional Science Center will be started in Almora.

Currently, all the modern facilities, including the Himalayan Gallery, Planetarium, Fun Gallery, Neo-Enforcement Center, Three-D Science Exhibition, Frontiers of Technology, Auditorium, are available in the Regional Science Center in Jhajhra.

A meeting of General Body of Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Council under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh was held in the secretariat on Friday.

It was informed in the meeting that young children are given 5 days training in the Innovation hub established in UCAST. In Hands on Training, children begin building robots, LED in 5 days. The Chief Secretary instructed that such arrangements should be made that the children of general category could also take advantage of it. Through CSR, children of general category can also be helped to learn science and technology. The knowledge of science has to be applied in the development of society. The Chief Secretary said that local architecture should be used in the Zonal Science Center in Almora.

It was told in the meeting that 1000 young scientists participate in Science Congress every year in the UCAST. To promote research and development, the UCAST offers a platform to various groups. It Gives financial assistance to participate in national, international science seminars. Through the Himalayan Science, glaciers, biodiversity, climate change, water conservation, lowland agricultural systems etc. works are studied. Its Technical Institute center gives information about the exploitation of natural resources in all the districts. About the proposed Science City, it was informed that in this 25 acres area, the facilities were provided to teach the science through science exploration hall, space travel, experiments, exhibition area, outdoor science park, workshop, public utility center etc.

Secretary, Science & Technology Shri Ravinath Raman, DG UCAST Dr Rajendra Dobhal, IIT Roorkee Professor YS Nagi, former Vice Chancellor, Garhwal University, AN Purohit, former director Wadia Geo Institute, Dr VR Chaipada, National Institute of Botany Research Lucknow Dr. GS Nautiyal, GB Pant University, Ranischairi’s Dr YPS Dabhas, CII’s Dr Rakesh Oberoi and other dignitaries were present.


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