New Delhi, Aug 6 IANS | 2 months ago

Only 0.02 percent of India's people are researchers, much less compared to China, parliament was told Wednesday.


"The percentage of research scholars in China is 0.08 percent of the total population, whereas that in India is 0.02 percent of the total population," Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

She said a reason for less number of research scholars in India was that "investment on research and development (R&D) as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is lower in India as compared to China".

"In 2011, the investment on R&D was 0.81 percent of the GDP in India, while that for China was 1.84 percent," she said.

The minister said the government has taken various measures to encourage scientific research in India, including successive increase in plan allocation for scientific departments, induction of attractive fellowships and creation of centres of excellence.

(Posted on 07-08-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

MORE MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |