160cr Science City to come up in RR dist: The Forest & Environment Minister Jogu Ramanna said on Thursday that the government had decided to construct a world-class Science City in Ranga Reddy district in about 80 acres of land, in coordination with the Centre.
160cr Science City to come up in Ranga Reddy district
Launching the TSCOST (TS Council of Science and Technology) logo and website at his chambers here, the Minister told reporters that it was estimated that the Science City would cost about Rs 160 crore and the Centre was to provide Rs 66 crore, HMDA would bear Rs 40 crore and the rest would be in Public-Private Partnership model.
A proposal identifying 80-acre land at Budwel near Rajendranagar had already been sent to the Centre which was yet to respond. The website of TSCOST, www.tscost.telangana.gov.in will have details of DST, DBT, GoI, Regional Science Centre-Warangal, National Children’s Science Congress, programmes and competitions at districts and offers skill development training to artisans and artists, he said.
The government would coordinate with science and research centres and institutions like JNTU, CCMB, NIRD, ICRISAT and others to have information on the website and create awareness among the students on physics, chemistry, biology, space and science and technology and research. He also said that the website would help the youth, students to get information and details of national Science Congress, workshops, seminars, debates and other details.
The government proposed to encourage research on confirming diseases to castor oil trees in Mahbubnagar, decrease fluoride content in water in Nalgonda district through JNTU, to procure pulses with ICRISAT and cultivation of apple and mulberry crops in Adilabad and Komaram Bheem districts.