Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs

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    • The government is planning to set up 75 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs in different parts of the country, exclusively for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).

    Key Points

    • About:
      • Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs are being established by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
    • Objectives:
      • To address the weakest linkages in the predominant livelihood systems through Science & Technology (S&T) interventions. 
      • Creation of social enterprises based on the strengths in livelihood systems. 
      • To improve the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) through inputs of S&T for strengthening the livelihoods.
    • Benefits:
      • This will develop, nurture and ensure the delivery of appropriate and relevant technologies for inclusive socio-economic development through the creation of sustainable livelihoods for the SC and ST population in tune with their growth aspirations.
      • It will build the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Capacities and Capabilities among SC/ST population.
      • In the last two years, 20 STI Hubs (13 for SCs and 7 for STs) have already been established by DST which will directly benefit 20,000 SC and ST populations through various interventions spreading across the farm, non-farm, other allied livelihood sectors and various livelihoods assets like energy, water, health, education, etc.

    Source: TOI