Government of India had launched a portal known as I-STEM portal which will act as the gateway for researchers to locate the specific facility/facilities they need for their R&D work and identify the one that is either located closest to them or available the soonest.
• Indian Science, Technology and Engineering Facilities Map (I-STEM) will provide easy access to expensive research equipment and facilities anywhere in India.
• Institutes will provide access to researchers for both academic and non-academic work through an online reservation system.
Better and optimum utilization of publicly funded equipment and also avoid duplication of these equipments to the maximum possible.
Reduce the cost of doing research in India
Provide essential equipment’s necessary and essential for regular use to each institute
Boost the technical cooperation among various research institute.
Compliments the Government initiative of Scientific Social Responsibility.
Promote better synergies between Public and Private players.
Ministry of Health and family welfare had launched a network of research & academic institutions working in the area of food & nutrition.
It will comprise of 8 components:
o Biological Nutrition
o Chemical Nutrition
o Biological and Chemical labelling
o Food of animal origin
o Food of plant origin
o Water &Beverages
o Food testing
o Safer &Sustainable packaging.
FSSAI will act as a nodal institution which will develop a ‘Ready Reckoner’ i.e. an inventory of research related activities
FSSAI will also collate and develop database on food safety issues for risk assessment activities.