The government has initiated a consultation process for formulation of a new national Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and the Department of Science and Technology have jointly initiated a decentralised, bottom-up and inclusive process for the formulation of the new policy. The fifth S&T policy of the country is being formulated at a crucial juncture when India and the world are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition of The Big Picture we will analyse the need and formulation of a new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.

Guests –
1- Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI
2- Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
3- Sanjay Nayak, Chairman, Science & Technology Committee, FICCI

Anchor – Frank Rausan Pereira

Producer – Sagheer Ahmad