Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged scientists to develop low-cost technologies for the country's specific requirements and thereby help in fast-tracking India's growth, officials said Sunday.
Modi made the interaction with scientists on Saturday at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune during his visit.
"IISER scientists made presentations to the Prime Minister on varied topics ranging from new materials and devices for clean energy application to agricultural biotechnology to natural resource mapping. The presentations also showcased cutting edge technologies in the field of molecular biology, antimicrobial resistance, climate studies and mathematical finance research," a spokesman said.
"The Prime Minister appreciated the scientists for their informative presentations and urged them to develop low-cost technologies that would cater to India's specific requirements and help in fast-tracking India's growth,"he added.
Modi visited the IISER, Pune campus and interacted with students and researchers. He also visited the state of the art supercomputer PARAM BRAHMA, deployed by C-DAC in IISER, which has a peak computing power of 797 Teraflops, the spokesman said.