The Center will establish 75 science museums across the country, marking 75 years of India’s independence, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
Singh today inaugurated the first unique Rock Museum in India and then spoke to scientists at the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI).
One of the recent decisions that we also made, because we’re going through 75 years of independence, is that we would have 75 science museums across the country. About two months ago, we reached a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Culture, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology said in his speech.
The central government will soon establish science museums across the country to promote scientific temperament, especially among children and the younger generation, according to an official statement.
Singh said Big Earth data occupies strategic ground in the age of knowledge-based economies and India is fully exploiting this new frontier contributing to the advancement of earth sciences, a statement from the GDP.
He noted that the geosciences made a significant contribution to self-reliance and national priorities in New India.
The Open Rock Museum, established for the purpose of educating and enlightening the masses on several lesser known facts, houses around 35 different types of rocks from different regions of India with ages ranging from 3.3 billion years to about 55 million years of Earth’s history, the release said.
These rocks also represent the deepest part of the earth up to 175 km away from the surface of the planet, he added.
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