Priyam Dave|Dec 7, 2021
- Govt approves Rs 1000 Crore for IMPRINT Phase-II
Govt approves Rs 1000 Crore for IMPRINT Phase-II
NEW DELHI, MARCH 7: The Union Minister for Human Resources and Development, Prakash Javadekar during Visitor’s Conference has announced that the Centre has approved Rs. 1000 Crore for the phase two of the Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programme.
The proposals for IMPRINT-II will be called from 16th March and will be sanctioned by May this year.
The Minister said that in a major boost for research and innovation in the country, the Central Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 1000 crore for the phase II of the IMPRINT India programme.
He said that under the IMPRINT-II, a fund is being created by the Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Human Resource Development together, in which participation will come from industry and other interested Ministries.
The project will be run as a separate vertical in coordination with the DST. Prof. Indranil Manna of IIT-Kanpur will be the National Coordinator.
Under the IMPRINT-I Programme, 142 projects at a cost of Rs. 318.71 crore is already under implementation. These projects cover crucial domains like security and defense, information technology, energy, sustainable habitat, advance materials, health care, nanotechnology, climate change, etc. All these projects are expected to result in publications and also patents.
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