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Suggestions Invited for Science & Technology Intervention for Validation of Indigenous Knowledge System

Arunachal Pradesh the largest north-eastern State having total geographical area of 83,743 sq. Km is endowed with vast natural resources mainly forest, minerals and hydro power ...

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Arunachal Pradesh the largest north-eastern State having total geographical area of 83,743 sq. Km is endowed with vast natural resources mainly forest, minerals and hydro power potential. Arunachal Pradesh having advantages being the one of the global hotspot of biodiversity, harbouring immensely rich flora and faunal species amidst wide ranging agro-climatic conditions on one hand and the treasure of indigenous traditional knowledge base and skill of the ethnic people regarding utilization of the resources available around them on the other is uniquely placed for large scale application of science & Technology. The resources are to be utilized on sustainable basis with science & Technological applications for development without any degradation to the ecology and environment of the State. Thus, Science & Technology can play a vital role towards utilization and management of the vast natural resources and addressing the location specific problems for all round development of the State.

In this direction, the Department of Science & Technology was established in the year 1992 to cater to the need of Science & Technological requirements of the State and to advise Government on policies and measure necessary to promote utilization of Science & Technology for achieving the socio-economic objectives of the State. Since 1995 onwards, Department of Science & Technology have been playing catalytic role with the basic objectives for promoting application of science & technology for proper utilization of natural resources, mapping, documentation and development of Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS), replication of technologies and popularization and communication of science & technology etc. for development of human skill in rural areas and creating awareness among the mass people of the State.

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Colonel 13 3 months 1 week ago

Government should provide financial incentives to encourage the scholars/researchers to do research on indigenous knowledge of medicine among tribal of Arunachal Pradesh.