State level workshop on mainstreaming grassroots innovations

ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T) and National Innovation Foundation-India (NIF), an autonomous body of the department of Science & Technology, GoI, have jointly organized a state level workshop on “mainstreaming grassroots innovations” at Science Centre, IG Park, here on Thursday.
In his inaugural address, APSCS&T Director cum member secretary, CD Mungyak said that innovation has become imperative for growth today. He hoped that both APSCS&T and NIF would be able to devise ways of cooperation for achieving common goals in promotion of innovations in the state. Such efforts would help enrich the innovation of ecosystem of the state where each innovative idea will get cared for and nurtured.
Dr Nitin Maurya, Scientist and Regional Coordinator of National Innovation Foundation – India’s North Eastern Region office at Guwahati gave a detailed presentation on the various activities, efforts and schemes being carried out by the NIF in the country and in the north east, especifically in Arunachal Pradesh.
APSCS&T Joint Director, Dr. D Mahanta also present as the resource person in the programme.
During the workshop, participants deliberated on the issues of identification of grassroots innovators from different parts of the state and diffusion of innovations in the state. A young innovator from Papum Pare, Anang Tadar also demonstrated his innovation Google for Blind before the participants which was much appreciated.
State government functionaries from various departments including agriculture, veterinary, fishery, women and child development, state forest research institute, state council for educational research and training among others attended the programme.