Shri Jaipal Reddy today took over as Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that he was excited in the intellectual sense to be in charge of this Ministry. “ I believe in the philosophy and the technology of science. I ardently share Nehru’s admiration for Science & Technology and offer my salutation to him for having laid the foundation of Science & Technology in the country”.
The Minister said that he aims to increases the number of scientific researchers from 1.54 lakhs to 2.54 lakhs in the 12th Plan period. He also aims to bring India to the 5th position in Global Science and Technology from the current 12th position within the next five years. The Minister outlined his priorities in the Ministry on the occasion.