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Exploring the deep sea to moving mountains — Modi lays out over 20 challenges for India’s young scientists to solve at ISC 2020

Exploring the deep sea to moving mountains — Modi lays out over 20 challenges for India’s young scientists to solve at ISC 2020
LifeScience1 min read
  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, laid out over 20 challenges for young scientists in India to solve.
  • Modi highlighted pressing problems that are facing India today like water scarcity, pollution and degrading soil quality.
  • He believes solving these issues is the key to India’s economy hitting the $5 trillion mark.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that technology is the key to unlock India’s development going forward. He laid out 20 new challenges to the country’s aspiring scientists at the inauguration of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2020 in Bengaluru.

"Water governance is a new frontier for you. Can we use water drainage from homes to irrigate our farms? It’s up to you to find an effective and cheap solution," said Modi as he laid out the first task.

Most of his challenges were about bringing rural India into the modern era — from strengthening the manufacturing power of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to the green sustainable development of villages.

"Keep in mind, these contributions are what will help India become a $5 trillion economy," he proclaimed.

Here’s a full list of issues that Modi wants India’s young scientists to solve:

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