Officials of Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology (APSCST) have been urged to embark upon some major science projects relevant for the state’s present and future.

The APSCST is under the state’s department of science and technology.

“We have made satisfactory progress. But we need to give 100% for a technology-driven state,” APSCST chairman Bamang Mangha said during a review meeting of the activities of the Science and Technology Council, DBT Bio-resource Centre, State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC) and the Science Centre in Itanagar on Friday.

“Science & Technology is one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy. In the wake of recent developments and new demands, it is necessary for us to embark upon science projects relevant for the state today and tomorrow,” he said.

Appreciating the work development of Bio-resource Centre at Kimin, Mangha highlighted the richness of the state’s flora and urged the scientist to come up with market-ready herbal formulations.

He highlighted and appreciated the importance of the geo-tagging project of the SRSAC and said Arunachal Pradesh is one of the first states to make geo-tagged photos mandatory for third party monitoring while executing special plan assistance and other infrastructure projects.

Mangha also highlighted the importance of scouting and documentation of grassroots innovators and search for hidden talents among the rural populace.

The review meeting ended with a vote of thanks by SRSAC director HK Dutta.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com