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Rural Industrialisation Programme

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has failed to effectively link up with research and development institutions as well as with technology suppliers involved in India's rural industrialisation programme. The experience of China's Spark programme that promotes rural industrialisation and development by relying on the diffusion of science and technology in the towns and countryside is explored in this article. It recommends the setting up of a rural industrialisation development board that will coordinate the network of agencies involved, and supervise and guide them in refashioning and boosting the rural industrialisation programme.

Decades of Progress

The Saga of Indian Science Since Independence: In a Nutshell by Pushpa Mittra Bhargava and Chandana Chakrabarti; Manohar Books, Delhi, 2003; ASHOK PARTHASARATHI The book is a survey of the scientific scene including policy organisational and aspects relating to science from the period up to 1800 to the present day. However, the bulk of the book is on the period since independence, with the period up to 1947 essentially in the nature of a backdrop. The authors deal with the agencies and organisations for scientific research in considerable detail with their comments; other sections look at with science academies, professional scientific societies, scientific journals and non-governmental organisations involved in science and technology, significant successes and failures, reasons for failures and the future outlook.

Science in India The First Ten Years

Science in India: The First Ten Years Ashok Parthasarathi Baldey Singh The first decade after independence saw the building up of the physical infrastructure for manpower training and scientific research and development, the setting up of new scientific agencies, the definition of specific policies for science and industry and the beginnings of the process of linking industrial research with the socio-economic planning process. All these developments were underpinned by a strong shared perspective between the leading science managers and the head of government in regard to the contribution which science could make to national development.

Acquisition and Development of Technology-Some Issues

In many sectors of industry, including those involving sophisticated technology, we now know what it takes to bring about successful generation and commercialisation of indigenously developed technology There is, in other words, a technology of technology transfer, calling for specialised analytical, managerial, and behavioural skills on the part of planners and policy makers and technology generators and utilisers.

Sociology of Science in Developing Countries-The Indian Experience

August 23, 1969 Starr, Betty W 1954 "Levels of Communal Relations", American Journal of Sociology Steward, Julian H Steward, Julian H 1951 "Levels of Socio-cultural Integration: An Operational Concept", Southwestern Journal of Anthropology

Sociology of Science in Developing Countries-The Indian Experience

If developing countries like India are to generate an indigenous and sell-sustaining scientific and technological capacity, their science policies will have to be based on a better sociological understanding of the scientific community's situation in their societies and of the 'socialisation

The Sources of Technological Growth

The sequence from invention to innovation involves several closely inter-dependent activities ranging from basic research, applied research, development, design and engineering of prototype or pilot plant, production and marketing to sales and after-sales service. But in the developing countries it is the latter part of the chain
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