Vice-President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called upon the scientific and research institutes of the country, particularly the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) to create technological innovations and adopt ‘lab to land’ technology that would benefit the humankind.
Interacting with the research scholars and faculty members of the Institute at Nirjuli here, Naidu said the very purpose of science is to make human life better.
“Research and inventions must add values to the life of common people by reducing their difficulties and expenditure. The scientists must guide the people towards alternate ways with innovative ideas and accordingly new technologies must be transferred to the field, the vice president said.”
The vice-president further suggested the students, research scholars and faculty members to find solutions to the challenges faced by the people of the Northeast region.
“Explore ways to address the problems face by the common masses” he said.
Emphasizing on agriculture, the vice-president asked the Institute’s faculty and scholars to chalk out strategies come up with technologies which would boost the farmers’ income.
“Institutes should aim at reducing costs of production, find value addition and generate gainful employment,” he said.
A power point presentation of successful research projects initiated by the NERIST on ‘green chemistry domain’, ‘impact of climate change in Arunachal Pradesh’ and ‘carvacrol nano emulsion against lung cancer and anti-toxin nano technology was made by Institute director, Professor H S Yadav and his colleagues Dr Aditi Bhadra and Dr Pradeep Kumar on the day.
The vice-president had arrived in Itanagar on Friday on his maiden two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh.
Governor Dr B D Mishra, Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal and DGP S B K Singh and other officers were also present on the occasion.