Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates India International Science Festival (IISF)at Panaji, Goa,where he spoke about the importance of sustainable startups.
Many startups as part of their core are now including sustainability both socioeconomically and environmentally. One reason for that is to show the customers that they are on a right track promoting environment friendly products. The other reason is to explore avenues in sectors which are not explored to the extent that they should be.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh calls upon youth to explore the avenues in sectors like agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry and waste to health through innovative start-ups ecosystem. He further added that main aim of the festival is to bring innovations of the people and develop technology that is affordable to the masses.
It is important to note here is that UN has set 17 sustainable development goals. Startups which work on these goals like, quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy are appreciated by UN for working for the cause.
In India startups which are working for the rural education, waste management, helping make solar power more accessible at village levels, water harvesting are the need of the hour as they can help make our rural economy robust.