ISCA National Seminar Inaugurated at KIIT
Bhubeneswar:A National Seminar on ‘Science & Technology: Rural Development’, jointly organized by KIIT Deemed to be University and Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Bhubaneswar Chapter, was inaugurated in KIIT on 13th December 2019. Eminent members and scientists including Prof. V. L. Saxena, General President (Elect), ISCA; Prof. S. Ramakrishna, General Secretary, Membership Affairs, ISCA; Dr. B. K Das, Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute; Prof. P. P. Mathur, Former General Secretary, Scientific Activities, ISCA, Past General Presidents Dr. M. K. Chakrabarti and Prof. A. K. Saxena, Innovator Mihir Kumar Panda and Prof. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU elaborated on different aspects of the theme.
They pointed out that Rural Development is something much broader than agriculture. The time has come to give importance to the social and economic well being of rural community. Technology should be used in the villages for empowering the villagers and stop their migration to cities. It is important to personalize agriculture and promote non-farming jobs in rural areas.
This is the right time for science activists, scientists and science administrators to discuss issues related to rural development, they stated. India is now self sufficient in food production, but we need to think about growing organic food.
“Through science congress we have to take necessary steps towards sustainable economic growth. Indian economy is based on rural economy. We have to develop rural technology, as it is very important in the present age.
Dr. Kajal Parashar, Convener, ISCA Bhubaneswar Chapter delivered the welcome address, while Prof. P. Rath, Treasurer proposed the vote of thanks