31.07.2019:OB:Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas &Steel Dharmendra Pradhan today launched Atal Community Innovation Centre (ACIC) in New Delhi, to encourage the spirit of innovation at the community level. This initiative aims to encourage the spirit of innovation through solution-driven design to serve society. Atal Innovation Mission has a key role to perform in order to achieve the target of five trillion dollar economy by 2025,Pradhan said,.
He urged the NITI Aayog to open innovation Centres in all Gram Panchayats of the country to promote local innovation. Pradhan noted that innovation is part of every Indian’s daily affairs and there lies the need to support and promote them. He said that traditional and conventional knowledge available in the country needs to be supported and brought into the mainstream, through innovative mechanism.