Indian diaspora major stakeholder in new science & tech policy process: Vardhan

New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for suggestions of the Indian diaspora in formulation of the new Science and Technology Innovation Policy, 2020, saying they are major stakeholders in the process.

Addressing experts at a virtual event, the minister said the scientific diaspora contributes a lot in both internationalisation of science and technology development and boosting the country’s technology prowess.

He said the Indian scientific diaspora is considered one of the most vibrant diaspora communities around the world. People of Indian origin holding leadership roles in academia, industry, and the government, even in some of the most technologically advanced countries are evidence of that, Vardhan said.

There is a huge potential in connecting and engaging with the Indian scientific diaspora, not only for the benefit of the country’s national development but also for global development, the Science and Technology minister said.

“Indian diaspora is

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