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Union Ministry of S&T launched a Joint Indo-Canadian Science Programme

Oct 16, 2014 18:59 IST

Union Ministry of S&T launched a Joint Indo-Canadian Science Programme Focusing on Clean Water Technologies on 15 October 2014. India and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the joint cooperation in areas of science and technologies between the two countries.

The MoU was signed during the visit of International Trade Minister of Canada, Ed Fast and Minister for National Revenue of Canada, Kerry Findlay to India.

About Joint Indo-Canadian Science Programme
• Under the new programme, a joint collaboration is formed between the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of India and the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada to focus on clean water technologies.
• The joint venture will be enabled in building up of Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure and Integrated Water Management which will address the vital aspects related to related to effective water management and clean water supply.
• The programme is in line of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean River Mission and Clean Ganga Mission and this joint collaboration will help in developing a value based relationship between the countries.
• The programme also enables to promote industrial research & development (R&D) projects with application potential through participation of scientific institutions and industrial units.

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