The CSIR is a research and development organization and this Wednesday, the Science and Technology Minister, Harsh Vardhan launched the technologies for rural development.
What is CSIR?
CSIR is Council of Scientific and Industrial Research technologies cover a vast spectrum from space physics, radio to chemicals, drugs and etc. It provides innovative technologies which will further help in developing certain rural areas, such as, environment, health, drinking water, agriculture, farm, energy, and etc.
The technologies were launched as a joint initiative taken by CSIR, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Vijnana Bharti. This was done to create livelihood opportunities for the rural people who returned back to their native villages in this lockdown situation due to the COVID-19.
Is the CSIR launch beneficial for rural development?
The corporate sectors, research agencies, organizations that work with entrepreneurs or NGOs need a place to report their progress or to address their problems, which is why this was necessary to launch. Science and technology can bring in much difference in the development leading to create various enhanced innovations in the economic sector of the villages.
CSIR has planned out their strategy and according to Vardhan, the rural development cannot be done by including only government agencies. The quality of honey and the hygiene of honey extraction has been improved by the technology manufactured by CSIR’s Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, launched by Vardhan.
The ginger-garlic paste was produced by the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. Humidifying technology for drying food and agro products and Bio-degradable plates, cups and cutleries from agricultural waste such as wheat bran, sugarcane bagasse, and fruit peels, were manufactured by National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram. These technologies help to grow and develop the rural economic structure.