Bhopal — Chief Minister Shivraj Singh on Thursday announced the establishment of a rural technology application center in Bhopal.
To be set up under the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (MPCOST), the center will identify traditional knowledge and the persons possessing the same and make efforts to encourage and preserve them, he added.
Chouhan was inaugurating the two-day Madhya Pradesh Gramin Praudyogiki Parva, commemorating Vishwakarma Jayanti.
He said that the significance of rural science and technology consisted of ensuring that maximum benefits were made available to the poor and traditional artisans.
Dwelling further on the subject, he said that technology brings about social changes and makes villages self-dependent.
He said that science and spirituality are complementary to each other and India has always stood by a symbiosis of the two for the welfare of mankind.
Praising the efforts made by MPCOST for helping upgrade the skills of traditional artisans as well as its talent search programme Chouhan said that the state government has increased the budgetary allocation for the Council.
On the occasion, Minister for Science and Technology Kailash Vijaywargiya said that India is a country of immense potential possessing rare scientific and technological knowledge.
He stressed the need to preserve the traditional knowledge and technology and document it in easy language.