‘CSIR, DRDO, ISRO labs should help solve India`s problems’

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam today emphasised on collaboration between various research labs of CSIR, DRDO and ISRO to find out solution to the major challenges confronting the country.

Updated: May 11, 2010, 23:52 PM IST

New Delhi: Former President A P J Abdul
Kalam today emphasised on collaboration between various
research labs of CSIR, DRDO and ISRO to find out solution to
the major challenges confronting the country.

Speaking at Technology Day function, organised by
Ministry of Science and Technology, Kalam said the country
faces a number of challenges including the gap in quality of
life in urban and rural areas, poor quality water and dismal
healthcare facilities.

He said CSIR has 37 laboratories while DRDO has about 50
labs and the ISRO has a number of labs which need to come
together to address the problems.

"Each lab has a technical core competence. They should
come together to have an integrated system," he said at the
function attended by Science and Technology Minister
Prithviraj Chavan.

Energy scarcity and poor quality drinking water are among
the major problems faced by people in the country, he said.

Chavan said the Technology Day celebration was started in
1998 when India was lagging behind in development of
technology. However, the situation has changed and India has
achieved a lot in development of technological know-how, he
said.

Kalam distributed awards to organisations for successful
commercialisation of indigenous technology.

PTI