Centre, IIT-Madras organises symposium on ‘Imagining India @ 2047 through Innovations’

A three-day symposium, starting from today, i.e March 7 is being held in Chennai under the theme ‘Imagining India at 2047 through Innovation.’ The symposium is being organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the IIT Madras. The symposium that is set to take place at the IITM Research park, Chennai will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the symposium on 8th March, 2022.

Aim of the Symposium:

According to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, the symposium is an effort to bring the government and the citizens together by use of digital technology. It goes without a doubt that digital technology will pave the way for future innovations, furthering in the development of any nation. The use of digital technology will also lead to next generation reforms and innovations with policy objectives of “Maximum Governance, Minimum Government”, entailing Government process Re-Engineering, Universal access to e-services, excellence in digital initiatives at district level and excellence in adopting emerging technologies.

Vision India @ 2047

Vision India @ 2047 – the aim to create an action plan and to finalize it by May this year. The plan lists down all the aspirations for India @ 2047 including:

Attaining new heights of prosperity
Making best facilities available in Rural & Urban Areas
Eliminating unnecessary interference by the government in the lives of citizens
Building modern infrastructure par excellence with the world

This document follows the ‘Whole of Country’ or ‘Whole of Government’ Approach and will identify long term goals and corresponding short term defined outcomes for this decade with timelines and milestones. Around 200 participants are chosen for nucleus and cell teams composed of one lAS officer, a young faculty member and a young entrepreneur and they will sit together for discussions. There will be 10 such cells. This 4-member nucleus will be the basic think-tank during the Symposium and thereafter for the next twenty years to figure out how to take India forward. Each cell will be assigned a problem in 10 different themes including infrastructure, Energy, Water, Agriculture, Education, Health Care, Urban housing etc., that India faces and where considerable progress will be required over the next twenty-five years.

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