Center, Uttarakhand Ink Rs 173 crore MoU establishing Science City in Dehradun | Dehradun news

DEHRADUN: On Friday, the center signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government to build a science city in the Jhajhra region in Dehradun. The project, worth 173 rupees, would take four years to complete. Of the total, the Center would contribute Rs 88 billion and the remaining Rs. 83 billion would be provided by the Uttarakhand government.
The MoU was signed between the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) and the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India in the presence of Prime Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at a ceremony at his official residence.
On this occasion, CM Rawat said: “It is a great achievement for us. The science city will primarily benefit students and young people. The science city will be a competence center for science communication. Science City will be an icon and have a very attractive campus. ”
According to official figures, an estimated seven to eight lakh will benefit from this facility each year. Upon completion of the project, the Science City would be an important and attractive facility for science and technology communication, popularization and innovation among students, teachers, citizens and tourists.
The state had previously received general approval from the Indian Ministry of Culture for its proposal to transfer the regional science center Dehradun to the city of science as part of the program to promote the culture of science (SPoCS). Subsequently, in April 2020, the approval of the Delegated Investment Committee of the Indian Ministry of Culture for the science city of Dehradun was given.
The letter of intent was signed by Rajendra Dobhal, Director General of UCOST, who was nominated by the state government, and Samarendra Kumar, Secretary of NCSM, Kolkata. The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) is an autonomous body of the Center’s Ministry of Culture that develops science cities, science centers, innovation centers, and mobile science exhibitions nationwide.
The science city Dehradun will have thematic galleries on the topics of astronomy and space sciences, robotics, science and technology, geological life, climate change, energy, biotechnology, virtual reality, augmented reality, space theater with artificial intelligence and planetarium, digital panorama on biodiversity, simulator, aquarium , Special show on high voltage and laser science, outdoor science park, theme park, butterfly park, fossil park, biodome and miniature Uttarakhand. In addition, the congress center and the exhibition hall will be part of the science city.

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