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Incremental benefits of science underscored

16 November 2011

Thanks to science and research, incremental development is being witnessed in the country since Independence, director of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute Padmashri D. Balasubramanian has said.

The former Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) explained how India progressed in his lecture on ‘From bench to bedside: translating basic research findings into improving health’ after inaugurating the Andhra Pradesh Science Congress at GITAM University here on Tuesday.

The Science Congress is being organised by GITAM University and the AP Akademy of Sciences (APAS).

The comment “India’s was a ship-to-mouth economy” made by the then US. Ambassador when only 50 million tonnes of food grains were available for a population of 300 million stung India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and he had taken a lot of initiative to make science and research help India, Dr. Balasubramanian said.

“It is expensive to invent, but technology can bring down the cost (of a product) and make the benefit available to all,” he said….

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/article2632563.ece

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Written by csirindia

November 17, 2011 at 6:04 am

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