CSIR becomes UP's knowledge partner, new Pharma Parks to come up soon

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The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is slated to become a knowledge partner of Uttar Pradesh, for which an MoU will be signed soon. A government spokesperson mentioned that the CSIR will provide technology-based support for development in the areas of infrastructure, water-source protection, agriculture, health protection, chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, defence technology and so on, in Uttar Pradesh.


So who is a Knowledge Partner?

These collaborations are basically an expansive form of network, comprising of individuals or organizations that share a similar purpose or goal. The association usually happens with members/bodies who contribute knowledge, experience, resources and connections and participate in a two-way communication process.

The CM of Uttar Pradesh has even given his nod for partnership with CSIR, which is a prestigious institution of the Science and Technology Ministry. The Uttar Pradesh government has also decided to sign an MoU with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The state is even in line to get pharma parks, which will be developed with the assistance of CSIR. Pertaining to a formal contract to be chalked between the state government and CSIR in a month's time, the latter will give suggestions to implement the state's proposed pharmaceutical policy as well.

With inputs from IANS

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