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23 Lakh Indian Diaspora reinforcing Indo-Canadian Relations and contributing to the development of both the Nations

March 3, 2023
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A High-level Canadian Delegation led by its Premier Scott Moe today called on Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed cooperation and joint ventures in areas like Electric Vehicles, Cyber Physical System, Quantum Technologies, Future Manufacturing, Green Hydrogen Fuel, Deep Ocean Mining etc.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said, 23 Lakh Indian Diaspora reinforcing Indo-Canadian Relations and contributing to the development of both the Nations.

A High-level Canadian Delegation led by its Premier Scott Moe today called on Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed cooperation and joint ventures in areas like Electric Vehicles, Cyber Physical System, Quantum Technologies, Future Manufacturing, Green Hydrogen Fuel, Deep Ocean Mining etc.

Welcome the Delegation led by Premier Scott Moe, Dr Jitendra Singh said, India has one of the largest Diaspora anywhere in the world at 2.3 million in Canada and they have achieved success in all walks of life. He said, the Diaspora which contributes positively to both countries, would be a good bridge between the two nations, as Canada is one of the most favored destinations for Indian students for higher education.

The Minister also informed the Delegation that last week on the occasion of National Science Day, Indian Government has announced VAIBHAV Fellowship for Indian diaspora to connect the Indian researchers/academicians with Indian diaspora researchers/academicians.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, India is keen to develop research collaborations with Canadian R&D institutions and technology collaboration with Canadian industries especially focusing on the following areas such as- Sustainable Energy Technologies (generation, conversion, storage and conservation), Environment and Clean Technologies, Bio-based Economy, Bio based materials for different applications, Food & Agri Technologies, Affordable Healthcare (including Pharmaceuticals and Biomedical Instrumentation), Technologies for Advanced  Manufacturing, Integration of AI and Machine Learning in all domains.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, recently National Hydrogen Mission (NHM) has been launched by the Prime Minister while commemorating the 75 years of independence with an aim to cut down carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable sources of energy. It is a futuristic vision that can help India not only cut down its carbon emissions but also diversify its energy basket and reduce external reliance, the Minister added.

Premier of Canada Mr Scott Moe said that Canada and India relations have made great strides in recent years and have become truly multidimensional, spurred by a significant convergence of interests, mutual goodwill and exchanges.

He said, Science and Technology cooperation is one of the strategic pillars of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Academia, Research Institutions and Industries of both countries have strong bonding and are playing role of catalyst in our strategic research and development partnerships.

Scott Moe said that the relationship has grown between India and Saskatchewan, especially after opening of their office in Delhi. Mention that Province of Saskatchewan is a strong partner for India’s energy and food security.

Source : https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1904005

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