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Government to set up nano centre for energy research at Bangalorenews
25 September 2006

Mumbai: The government will set up of an international nano centre for material sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), union minister for science and technology Kapil Sibal said during the launch of the country's first nano-lab. JNCASR is situated at Jakkur, on the outskirts of Bangalore city.

"The nano-lab will focus on energy, India's prime requirement, especially super-capacitors and nano-structures for sensors and photovoltaic cells," he said.

He said the department of science and technology (DST) is planning to increase collaboration with JNCASR. The government, Sibal said, is also contemplating public- private partnerships in research on photovoltaic cells.

Sibal said the government has planned investments to the tune of Rs1,000-crore in nano-science and nano technology over the next five years. Of this, Rs180 crore would be spent during the current fiscal to set up around seven to eight such facilities across the country.

Sibal said the proposed international nano-science centre would also be open to NRI scientists and technologists for pursuing research. The centre would also provide for research collaboration with various other institutes for developing nano products.


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Government to set up nano centre for energy research at Bangalore