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Kalam outlines technological achievements

New Delhi, May 11
Outlining nine technological events, including the successful development of indigenous cryogenic engine, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today said these had the potential to penetrate the country’s economy and help transform society.

Greeting the people on the occasion of Technology Day in an address over All-India Radio, he spoke at length on the milestones and the progress India had achieved technologically in 2003-2004.

These areas included seed cotton productivity, electricity generation from municipal waste, a brand in automobile technology, a fast breeder reactor, the “birth” of cryogenic engine, the light combat aircraft (LCA) crossing the sonic barrier, mapping the neighbourhood by children, a synergy mission for environmental upgradation and a digital library in every panchayat.

The President said doubling of seed cotton productivity would bring prosperity to farmers while electricity generation through mini-plants from municipal waste would enrich the environment and provide energy security to the nation.

When the ‘Indica” car plied on the roads of world capital it would ignite the youth to increase productivity in every field of technology to make the nation globally competitive, he observed. — PTI

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