Govt unveils जनCARE programme for startup innovations

28 September 2021 | News

Dr Jitendra Singh addresses the BIRAC’s 10th Biotech Innovators Meet-“Vigyan se Vikash” in New Delhi

Image Credit: PIB

Image Credit: PIB

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has launched the 'AmritGrand Challenge Program' titled “जनCARE” to identify 75 startup innovations in telemedicine, digital health, mHealth with BIG Data, AI, blockchain and other technologies.


Addressing the BIRAC’s 10th Biotech Innovators Meet in New Delhi with a theme-'Vigyan se Vikash,' Dr Singh pledged full support to startups from ideation to deployment stage. Dr Singh directed the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) to proactively reach out to young startups.


Dr Jitendra Singh said, "India’s Bio-Economy is on way to achieve $150 billion targets to contribute effectively to Prime Minister’s vision of a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25. Addressing the BIRAC’s 10th Biotech Innovators Meet in New Delhi, he said, the Sunshine Biotech Sector will more than double from $70 billion at present to $150 billion by 2025.


The Minister said that the Innovation and Startups support has resulted in more than 600 Plus Technologies and Products at different stages of Commercialisation. He also informed that the Startups ecosystem is also poised to scale to 10,000 biotech Startups propelling the innovation and knowledge translation into products that are Made in India – for India and for the World. 





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