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India’s Future Growth Depends On Science Driven Economy: Jitendra Singh

Singh also talked about the need to reach out to the stakeholders across the sections, and connecting the industry is one of the themes of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh, on Monday, said that India’s future growth depends on a science driven economy. 

Addressing the interactive session on “Role of Research Technology and Start-ups in Blue Economy” at the inaugural session of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav week, Singh said, "India’s blue economy is understood as a subset of the national economy comprising an entire ocean resources system and human-made economic infrastructure in marine, maritime, and onshore coastal zones within the country’s legal jurisdiction."

He said that it aids the production of goods and services that have clear linkages with economic growth, environmental sustainability, and national security. The blue economy is a vast socio-economic opportunity for coastal nations like India to utilise ocean resources for societal benefit responsibly.

He said, "India’s oceans are our treasures and therefore the “Deep Ocean Mission” initiated by the Modi government heralds yet another horizon to harness various resources to enrich the blue economy."  

Singh also talked about the need to reach out to the stakeholders across the sections, and connecting the industry is one of the themes of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. 

"It is therefore important to ensure that the indigenous start-ups or the swadeshi (domestic) start-ups actively participate in today's programme," he added.