Science and Technology Hyderabad Cluster(RICH) inaugurated by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the government of India K. VijayRaghavan on 9th Jan 2021. RICH is one of the four such geographic clusters the Centre has proposed to boost science, research and innovation through a collaborative environment.
The Hyderabad city contributes about 35% of the country’s pharmaceutical output and is known as Pharma capital of the world, hosts India’s largest bio-cluster with around 200 companies, and is also the ‘Seed capital of India’. the Hyderabad Cluster will foster multi-disciplinary research and entrepreneurship towards a more prosperous and equitable future.
About Mega science and technology clusters
The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) had recommended for the setting of the Mega science and technology clusters, in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, NCR-Delhi and Pune, as a measure to encourage scientific enterprise and push individual institutional excellence towards collective performance. These cities were considered as they host strong organisations, institutions and industries focused on science and technology.
These clusters could create strong linkages between existing networks of academic institutions and national research laboratories, along with relevant ministries, industry partners, State governments, philanthropic foundations and international institutions of excellence.
Sources : The Hindu