New CSIR DG for 25 pc private, govt investment in R

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New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) Newly-appointed CSIR Director General Samir Brahmachari today asked the Government and the private sector to earmark 25 per cent of their investments in long-term research and development to give a fillip to the country's innovation efforts.

''This needs to be combined with operational expenses of the private sector and the capital expenditure of the Government to connect the vast army of young scientists with national R and D efforts,'' Dr Brahmachari said, inaugurating the 21st national conference on in-house R&D in industry.

The conference, with the theme 'R&D Innovations for Indian Growth Dynamics', was organised jointly by the Department of Scientific Research (DSIR) and FICCI.

Earlier, nine companies received the DSIR National R&D Awards, 2007, in various spheres of research.

These are: Tata Steel Ltd, Jamshedpur; Reliance Industries Ltd, Surat; Laila Impex, Vijayawada (AP); Pest control (India) Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore; United Phosphorous Ltd, Vapi (Gujarat); Minda Industries Ltd, Gurgaon; Crompton Greaves Ltd, Mumbai; Ananth Technologies Ltd, Hyderabad; and Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd, Bangalore; UNI

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