Science & technology plays key role in policy-making and good governance: Harsh vardhan
Source :NewsBharati   Date :10-Oct-2017

New Delhi, October 10: An effective communication of science and technology is important for policy-making and the key to ensuring good governance, said Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh vardhan while releasing the book “Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology: Lessons from India”, in National capital on Monday.

Dr. Harshvardhan while appreciating the efforts of the writers in bringing out the book said that the book provides a snapshot of existing science communication policy and practice in India across different S&T sectors, and offers solutions to building effective communication.

“It has contributions from stalwarts in the areas of research, policy, and media across the S&T spectrum in India. The volume includes academic, policy and practice-driven papers by scholars, practitioners and bureaucrats who have in many cases formulated or been at the helm of S&T communication strategies in independent India, and who offer innovative and new solutions for improving public communication on science and technology in the country.”

On this occasion, Secretary, DST, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma said that Science communication and journalism are too important to be left either to Scientists or to journalists alone. He announced that the Department will launch an internet TV, 24x7 Science TV channel, and web portal for Science & Technology to reach out and increase science awareness and building the scientific temper amongst common people.

He also talked about the scientific social responsibility. He said that scientists are responsible and accountable to people about what they are doing and how their work affects common men’s lives.