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75 STI Hubs to be set up for SCs, STs: Jitendra Singh

75 STI Hubs to be set up for SCs, STs: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said the Government will be setting up 75 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs in different parts of the country, exclusively for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).
The Science and Technology Minister said the Hubs will not only promote scientific talent but also contribute to socio-economic development of these communities.
After a high level review meeting with senior officials of Department of Science and Technology (DST) here, the Minister said, in the last two years, 20 STI Hubs (13 for SCs and 7 for STs) have already been established by DST which will directly benefit 20,000 SC and ST population through various interventions spreading across farm, non-farm, other allied livelihood sectors and various livelihoods assets like energy, water, health, education, etc.

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