R&D to get major boost in 12th Plan

Planning Commission member Dr K. Kasturirangan has said that the country’s Science and Technology Department has formulated ambitious plans in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2017) and “the country is going to have an envelope of a variety of projects”. The aim during the 12th Plan is to take India’s position from ninth to sixth in terms of the number of publication of scientific papers, and increase the number of full-time research workers from 1.5 lakh to 2.5 lakh, Dr. Kasturirangan told The Hindu on the sidelines of a function.

Source: Hindu

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