Release of the Report to the People 2011

National Innovation Council
Release of the Report to the People 2011
15th November, 2011
Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

The National Innovation Council’s (NInC) First Report to the People 2011 is being released by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on 15th November 2011. The Report will be released in the presence of Ministers from key Ministries collaborating with NInC. These include Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Shri Virbhadra Singh, and Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

The National Innovation Council was established in the wake of the Government of India declaring 2010-2020 as the Decade of Innovation. This declaration recognises the potential of innovation to bridge unmet needs and access gaps in vital sectors such as agriculture, education, energy, health, skills, urban and rural development, and others; and to drive growth, competitiveness, employment, and opportunity for our country.


India’s challenges in these areas are unique, and require innovative approaches and solutions. The Council has been tasked with formulating and implementing an Indian model of inclusive innovation that can deliver these, and with preparing a roadmap for innovation in the country. The Report to the People captures the first year of NInC’s activity. It highlights key NInC initiatives across a wide range of areas: financing, productivity and competitiveness, education, connectivity, communication and advocacy, government frameworks, collaboration, and others. NInC looks forward to informing the Indian people about its first year’s progress.


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