We have to think differently how to solve problems: PM

August 22nd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Kharagpur, Aug 22 (IANS) While underlining the need to channelise scientific and entrepreneurial energies to unleash another Green Revolution, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India needed to change the way it works and thinks in order to solve problems.

“We must find technical and scientific solutions to the complex problems that confront our society, whether it is rapid urbanisation, climate change or energy security,” he said at the convocation programme at IIT Kharagpur.

“Our scientific and entrepreneurial energies should be channeled to spark the second Green Revolution, find new pathways for sustainable growth, and living and make green growth a profitable business proposition,” he said.

“India has declared the current decade as ‘Decade of Innovation’. We have to change the way we work; think differently about how to solve problems and constantly seek to be at the top of the scientific and technological curve that defines the pathway of modern civilization,” he said.

Manmohan Singh mentioned the need for agricultural, manufacturing and IT sectors to work together to solve the problems of India’s diversified economy.

“The Indian economy has gone through an agricultural revolution, a manufacturing revolution and an IT revolution. But none of these sectors individually can be a panacea for the problems of such a large and diversified economy as India’s.

“Each of these sectors has to develop and grow together,” said Singh.

“We need to develop the soft skills necessary to multiply output and productivity from our huge intellectual and physical resources. We need managerial and technical software to power the next generation of growth and development in each sector of the economy,” he said.

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