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A New Road for Indian Science

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Science  10 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5604, pp. 187
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5604.187b

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BANGALORE-- Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has laid out a new road map for science and technology that would double the country's spending on research over 5 years, improve training, and streamline bureaucracy. Vajpayee also proposed "a new funding mechanism for basic research" that observers likened to the U.S. National Science Foundation.