Govt has broken imbalance in development with 'Act East' policy: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi to open Indian Science Congress in Manipur amid shutdown called by insurgents

Meanwhile, the Coordinating Committee (Corcom) formed by six proscribed underground organisations in Manipur had called for a 17-hour shutdown in Manipur to coincide with the state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on March 16.

Meanwhile when speaking at inauguration of the 105th session of Indian Science Congress in Manipur University, PM Modisaid, "He have always maintained that India's growth story shall never be complete until the eastern part of our country progresses at par with the western part".

"It is time to reclaim our rightful place among the front-line nations in this field", Modi said, asking the scientists to take the research out of the laboratories to the field. I call upon scientists to develop an appropriate mechanism for interaction with school-going children.

By 2020, the prime minister said, India should become a major player in developing technologies, devices, standards and manufacturing for 5-G broadband tele-communication networks. This will help inculcate scientific temper among youth.

Children are suffering from malnutrition and other diseases, he said and sought suggestions from the scientists in the national nutrition mission.

# 10:45 AM: The time is ripe to redefine "R&D" as "Research" for the "Development" of the nation.

"If we talk of economy then in the last three to four years, India has given strength to not only its economic growth, but of the entire world", he said.

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"Technology will allow far greater penetration of services such as education, healthcare and banking to our citizens", he said.

The Indian Science Congress - the largest gathering of Indian scientists - was scheduled to be held at Osmania University in Hyderabad from January 3 to 7.

Following the inaugural session of the Science Congress, PM Modi will head for Luwangshangbam at 11.55 am where he will lay the foundation stones for Luwangpokpa Multi-Sports Complex, National Sports University and freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu Park at Mantripukhri.

The Prime Minister's appeal is the latest in a series of initiatives that the government is undertaking to bring bright students back to science research.

He also said the government is committed to increasing the share of non-fossil fuel based capacity in the electricity mix above 40 per cent by 2030.

Themed "Reaching the Unreached Through Science and Technology", the conference will see social sciences and science coming together.

"Efficiency of solar modules now available in the market is around 17-18 per cent". India will achieve this by 2025, the PM said. "These groupings are providing a thrust to R&D for clean energy".



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