28 January, 2021

India In 2020: A Wishlist

Scientists, technologists must always ask themselves: what social need do we meet? A blueprint for such an engaged practice, from India's Scientist-President.

T. S. Ashok/ Rashtrapati Bhavan
India In 2020: A Wishlist
What is my vision of developed India in 2020 and the mission of the scientific community? Developed India in 2020 should be a nation where the urban-rural divide has reduced to a thin line. A nation with equitable distribution of energy, quality water and access to quality electricity. A nation where agriculture, industry and service sector work in harmony, resulting in sustained wealth generation and higher employment. A nation where education is not denied to any meritorious candidate due to societal or economic discrimination. A nation which is the best destination for the world's most talented scholars and scientists.

Developed India should be a nation where the best of healthcare is available to the population. A nation where governance uses the best of technologies to be responsive, transparent, easily accessible and simple, hence corruption-free. A nation where poverty has been alleviated, illiteracy and crimes against women are eradicated and society is unalienated. A nation that is prosperous, healthy, secure, peaceful and happy. And finally, a nation that is one of...


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