Bhopal, May 11 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said science and technology were effective tools for tackling poverty and hunger.
Speaking at a function to celebrate National Technology Day here, Mr Chouhan pointed out that production of wheat in Madhya Pradesh increased and came at par with Punjab and Haryana due to the use of advanced farming techniques.
The Madhya Pradesh Science and Technology Council had been urged to develop techniques for 'Mati Kala Nigam' to provide necessary technical expertise to sculptors in the state.
Mr Chouhan said an international-standard planetarium would be set up in Ujjain soon.
Assuring that funds would not be an impediment for developing science and technology in the state, he said the budget provision for this purpose had been increased five times in the past two years.
Citing Swami Vivekanand, Mr Chouhan said human beings had immense potential and machines were extensions of their powers that could be used for national development.
He said the rising population was not a problem for the country but it remaining unskilled was a big problem. It was imperative to train human resources.
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