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|Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:35 am Post subject: New nano centre for energy research at Bangalore, India
|Government to set up nano centre for energy research at Bangalore, India
The Indian government will set up of an international nano centre for material sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Kapil Sibal (Union Minister for Science and Technology) said during the launch of the country's first nano-lab. JNCASR is situated at Jakkur, on the outskirts of Bangalore city.
"The nano-lab will focus on energy, India's prime requirement, especially super-capacitors and nano-structures for sensors and photovoltaic cells," he said.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is planning to increase collaboration with JNCASR. The government is also contemplating public- private partnerships in research on photovoltaic cells. Sibal said the government has planned investments to the tune of Rs10,000 million in nano-science and nano technology over the next five years. Of this, Rs1800 million would be spent during the current fiscal to set up around seven to eight such facilities across the country.
Sibal said the proposed international nano-science centre would also be open to NRI scientists and technologists for pursuing research. The centre would also provide for research collaboration with various other institutes for developing nano products.
This story was first posted on 26th September 2006.