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Meeting on “Mapping of Science and Technology needs of the State”
The State Government of Rajasthan keeping in mind the requirement of the State for new jobs creation through planning and execution of the S &T Schemes constituted an expert committee under Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Rajasthan; Jaipur which includes Director IIT Jodhpur, Director IIM Udaipur, Director AIIMS Jodhpur and 5 (five) Subject Professionals like Agriculture, education, Medical & Health skill development, employment and entrepreneurship. The committee has been assigned to laid down guidelines and develop a vision document in coordination with the subject experts. A Nodal officer for this program has been appointed from State Department of Science & Technology, GoR, Jaipur.
The Secretary, DST, GoR has sought from all District collectors to identify S&T needs and suggestions for their districts. Also, all universities in the State have been for gap analysis/ problems identification in their respective districts in which they are situated.
On 18 January 2019 the expert committee meet at IIT Jodhpur. Mrs. Mugdha Sinha, IAS & Secretary, DST Govt. of Rajasthan has chaired the Meeting.
 Following are the highlights of the meeting:
  1. Prof. Shantanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur has assured about the technical support for the all new ideas and innovations from the Institute.
  2. Dr. Deba Dutta, Advisor & Head State S & T program, DST, GoI, Delhi has assured to provide all support and expertise from GoI.
  3. Professor Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur extended his support to develop entrepreneurship environment in the state.
  4. The experts from ISRO, CAZRI, AFRI & AIIMS has also extended their support to the program.
  5. Shri Prakash Raj Purohit, Collector, Jodhpur has apprised the committee about the S&T work happing at Jodhpur.
The main motto of the program is to develop new guidelines and vision document for the Rajasthan state regarding a systematic and sustainable program, which will create and open new doors for the young entrepreneur.
The program, in times to come will be helpful in eradication of poverty and will improve the lively hood in the State.