Science museum

Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurates science museum in Himachal Pradesh connects it to startups

Linking the museum to start-ups, the Union Minister said that “the state-of-the-art institution in this hilly region will inspire young children to discover their potential and use their innovative skills to find a source of income later on. in life”.

Jitendra Singh, Union Minister for Science and Technology and MoS PMO, on Saturday inaugurated a science museum in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

Making the connection between the museum and startups, the Minister said that “the state-of-the-art institution in this hilly region will inspire young children to discover their potential and use their innovative skills to find a source of income later in life” .

“DBT-NIPGR-Pandit Jaiwant Ram Upmanyu Science Museum” is established by the National Plant Genome Research Institute, an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, at Government Boys Secondary School (GBSSS), Chamba .

He added that the rich biodiversity of Himachal Pradesh is ideal for fostering agritech startups, and the Department of Biotechnology is eager to help young innovators participate in the ongoing startup boom in the country, which is the third largest in the world.

The geography and climatic conditions in Himalayan states like Himachal Pradesh, according to Singh, favor the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants, which can be developed into agro-tech and aromatic enterprises.