All 37 CSIR Labs in India to turn into Global Centers of Research & Innovation

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All 37 CSIR Labs in India to turn into Global Centers of Research & Innovation

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh said all 37 CSIR Labs in India will be turned into Global Centers of Research and Innovation in their fields of specialisation.

An overview of the news 

  • He was speaking at the launch of  “One Week One Lab" campaign in New Delhi.

  • On this occasion, Dr. Jitendra Singh also released the logo of CSIR's One Week One Lab campaign.

  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has 37 laboratories spread across the country dedicated to various specialised areas of work.

  • Each of the 37 CSIR laboratories is unique in itself and specialises in diverse areas such as genomes to geology, food to fuels, minerals to materials etc.

  • Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates workshop and exhibition on "Innovation and Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies" organised by CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee with the aim of moving towards Net Zero Emission and Zero Waste. 

About CSIR

  • CSIR was established on 26 September 1942 and was registered as the CSIR Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

  • The first meeting of the Governing Body was held on 09 March 1942 in which the bye-laws for the Council were framed.

  • It is the largest public funded R&D organisation in India.

  • Started with 5 laboratories in 1942, CSIR in its journey of eight decades has grown into an organisation consisting of 3521 scientists with 37 laboratories supported by 4162 technical staff.

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