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Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR)

Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR):

The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society through video conference.

  • Earlier CSIR Floriculture Mission was approved for implementation in 21 States and Union Territories of India.
  • It is also planning to undertake genome sequencing of a sample of nearly 1000 Indian rural youth to determine unique genetic traits, susceptibility (and resilience) to disease.
  • It is the largest research and development (R&D) organization in India.
  • It has a pan-India presence and has a dynamic network of 37 national laboratories, 39 outreach centers, 3 Innovation Complexes, and 5 units.
  • It is ranked 37th among 1587 government institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global government institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2021.
  • CSIR holds the 7th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.
  • The Prime Minister is the President (Ex-officio) and the Union Minister of Science and Technology is the Vice President (Ex-officio).
  • CSIR is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and it operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • Established: September 1942.
  • Located: New Delhi.
  • Objectives:
    • Scientific and industrial/applied research of national importance.
    • It covers a wide spectrum of streams such as Radio and space physics, oceanography, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, etc.
    • It provides significant technological intervention in many areas with regard to societal efforts which include the environment, health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, farm, and non-farm sectors.