Key Points

  • On the occasion, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh interacted with successful start-ups including startups of tribal communities.
  • The minister also informed that Central Government will set up 30 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs across the country for Scheduled Tribes (STs) by end of 2022.
  • These STI hubs will help in promoting scientific talent among tribal communities as well as overall socio-economic development.
  • Out of 75 proposed STI Hubs, 20 have already been set up by Department of Science and Technology.
  • These hubs will extend benefit to 20,000 people directly, by means of several interventions spreading across farm, non-farm and other allied livelihood sectors.

About Tech NEEV@75

  • Tech NEEV@ 75” is a year-long celebration, highlighting the impact of Science Technology Innovation (STI) in empowering community to create equitable inclusive economic growth.
  • It is 75-hour programme and includes experience sharing of beneficiaries, societal changemakers conclave, community change leaders, and round table discussions by several stakeholders.
  • It also includes compilation of 75 impactful stories on progress of India towards AatmaNirbhar Bharat.

Significance of the programme

  • Tech NEEV@75” will lead to opportunities for land to lab research and help in building synergies with traditional, local and indigenous knowledge.
  • This in turn will lead to new scientific developments which will contribute in building resilient communities.

Which ministry will look after the initiative?

  • Tech NEEV@75 is an appropriate and timely initiative launched by Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • The initiative will showcase strong foundation to adopt STI for better livelihood outcomes across India.

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