Construction of the proposed Indian Institute of Nano Science and Technology on Tumkur Road will begin soon, Information Technology minister Mr S R Patil said. The state government has allotted 14 acres of land for the institute, which will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore under the National Nano Mission. “Grants for the institute will be released by the Department of Science and Technology, which has also decided on the structure of the organisation,” Mr Patil told. Mr Patil said Karnataka is the first state to have a 14 ‐member vision group on nanotechnology chaired by Bharat Ratna Prof C N R Rao. “We are determined to seize the first mover advantage and become a leader in this space as well. The Nano Science Institute is an important step in that direction,” he said.
Source: Indian Express