Hyderabad: Government and private sector should join hands and carry out focussed research to make India a significant player in nano technology, former President A P J Abdul Kalam said on Saturday, 26 January.
“Only a few institutions are currently contributing towards advancement in nanotechnology in the country. An action plan needs to be prepared to make India a significant player in the field,” he said, addressing a conference at the National Institute of Technology at Warangal.
The country can make rapid strides if the government and industry joined hands as nanotechnology will be the central focus for many technologies to converge. The next ten years will see nano technology playing the most dominant role in the global business environment, Kalam said.
Later in the day, the former President participated in a function organised by the Lead India 2020 Foundation in Hyderabad on “Mass Awareness on Fundamental Duties”.