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To counter China, India aims at Africa toehold

02 March 2012

NEW DELHI: Desperately seeking an entry into the resource-rich Africa, India has offered its capabilities in science and technology and institution building to the African countires.

The idea behind the offer is to help African nations develop and market home-grown commercial products, which eventually will help them come out of their poverty.

…..More than 50 scientists from Central Leather Research Institute in Chennai went to Ethiopia in the last two years to train African researchers on how to convert animal hide into world-class leather products. The experience encouraged other African countries to take a leaf out of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) book.

“We want to establish a series of scientific institutes, which can be a point of connection for the industry following CSIR model,” said V S Massingve, MozambiqueScience Minister…..

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/231678/to-counter-china-india-aims.html

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Written by csirindia

March 4, 2012 at 8:09 am

Posted in CLRI

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