It is the era of science and technology. All our lives revolve around science; every activity we perform is directly or indirectly linked to Science and Technology. India is one of the top countries in scientific research and space exploration. Moreover, India ranks third in the most attractive investment destinations globally for technology transactions, inferring that India's scientific realms have progressed a lot.

According to the Global Innovation Index of 2020, India ranks 48th overall in innovation. Also, it ranks amongst the top 15 nations in Information and Communication Technology and R&D-intensive global companies.

India's Contribution in Science and Technology

India has begun various funding policies that enable the nation to improve its essential strategic industries, including space, energy, and life sciences.

In terms of the burgeoning AI, the National Institution for Transforming India has identified the below five sectors to focus its efforts towards the implementation of Artificial Intelligence, helping in the economic development of our country:

  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Smart cities and Infrastructure
  • Transportation

India is currently receiving a considerable focus on energy, and energy is one of India's growing areas. The Humanity Welfare Council understands the necessity to switch to sustainable and enduring renewable sources of energy. We have initiated Project Greensun to promote solar energy use, the most reliable source of electricity, without transmitting any harmful gases into the environment. We use advanced, state-of-the-art, cost-effective techniques and ways to gather solar energy and utilize it most effectively.

HWC is rigorously working towards establishing India as a leader in industrialization and technological development.

A few of the recent developments in Indian science and technology are as follows:

  • In March 2021, two technology centers at Visakhapatnam and Bhopal, three extension centers of big technological centers, and seven mobile Udyam Express of MSME were inaugurated.
  • In February 2021, an incentive scheme linked to production for IT Hardware was approved to boost domestic manufacturing of IT Hardware.
  • In February 2021, training on digital literacy in India via 'We Think Digital' was provided to about 1 lakh women.
  • In February 2021, 50 artisan-based clusters SFURTI (Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries) were inaugurated to help artisans in traditional crafts.
  • Oppo's India R&D center has filed patents for 5G and camera technologies along with other patents. It is also plotting to make enormous investments in India from its global investment perspective.
  • In December 2020, France, Germany, and the European Union announced that a comprehensive plan would be worked out to fund eco-friendly projects in Kerala soon.
  • In November 2020, our country worked on developing and promoting designs and technology for the medical devices industry, permitting it to meet the emerging needs of India's health sector.
  • In November 2020, India's Union Cabinet signed an MoU between the IIA, Bengaluru, the IAC, and GTC, Spain, to develop scientific and technical collaborations in the astronomy field.

As India reorients and marches ahead, we need to find a sustainable development pathway. The pathway should include social, economic, and environmental sustainability to achieve an Atma Nirbhar Bharat in Science, Innovations, Technologies, and Knowledge systems. The current crisis has presented a window of opportunity for R&D establishments, academics, and industries to work together to share faith, synergy, collaboration, and cooperation.

What Do We Do?

At the Humanity Welfare Council, we believe that science and technology are needed to develop a nation. So, we started out with a few initiatives to make our country technically advanced and aware:

  • Free seminars to spread awareness of science and technology to the people in rural areas
  • To install advanced help desks and knowledge centers to help the backward areas.
  • Promoting various policies related to scientific advancements.
  • Collecting donations for encouraging scientific research projects.
  • Supporting engineering research programs.
  • Installing computers at community centers and Government centers for making everyone technically able.
  • Support high-tech management systems through funding.
  • Setting up new infrastructures for helping students to advance with the changing era and build a better future.
  • Implementing policies launched by the Government for making India technologically able.
  • To digitally develop each Indian.

As India looks to expand its nuclear capacity, significant developments in the nuclear energy sector are likely to happen. HWC works towards and aspires to position India among the world's top scientific powers.

With the focus and advent of science and nanotechnology in India, the biomedical sector and the nuclear industries are evolving. Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2020 is India's new plan to promote science more efficiently with the experts driving it. As both challenges and hope lie ahead for India, let us be optimistic about the developments which would steer our spotlight from 'challenges' to 'hope' soon.

Let us all stand together in making India a developed nation by striving to become technically equipped in every field and grow with the growing world.

HWC has initiated Project Greensun to promote solar energy use, the most reliable source of electricity, without transmitting any harmful gases into the environment. We use advanced, state-of-the-art, cost-effective techniques and ways to gather solar energy and utilize it most effectively.

HWC believes that technology is needed to develop a nation. So we support engineering research programs by funding and recruiting research organizations and researchers respectively to gather relevant information, data or samples, then analyze their research and perform tests to create optimal and innovative solutions.

Project GREENSUN is an HWC initiative to adopt solar power technology across the country, to conserve our environment and provide a sustainable and conflict-free power supply. Advocating for renewables can accelerate the transition towards a clean energy future.