Sunday, October 29, 2006


Kerala wants central science institutes

Kerala wants central science institutes

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Kerala has urged the central government to set up some of its proposed science research institutes in the state.

Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan reiterated the state's demand when he met C.N.R. Rao, scientific advisor to the prime minister, here Saturday.

Achuthanandan later told reporters that he had asked Rao to see that some of the science bodies proposed or under consideration, like the Institute of Science and Educational Research (ISER), Oceanarium, aqua parks and a Centre for Mollecular Research be set up in Kerala.

The ISER currently has a unit each in Pune and Kolkata.

Achuthanandan informed Rao that the state government would set aside 250 acres of land for the south India unit of the ISER.

Officials expected an announcement in this regard when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Kerala on Oct 31.

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