Project Title: Capacity building in STI in remote areas of Gujarat.

The GUJCOST- GSA Outreach Grant aims towards the outreach of Science and Technology through Newsletters in remote areas of Gujarat. The significance of science and technology is recognized not only within urban areas, but they have gained prominence in rural communities as well. The contributions of these fields have been recognized in bringing about improvements and changes in all the areas, like, education, sustainable management, agriculture, farming practices, plantations, industrialization, conservation and preservation of natural resources, etc. The knowledge and awareness of technologies, help to carry out their functions in a more manageable way and enhance efficiency and productivity. The implementation of science and technology renders an important contribution in enhancing livelihoods opportunities of rural communities. This newsletter has been well received by the scientific community of Gujarat. The newsletter aims to create awareness about science and technology developments by having popular articles, news items on STI, articles by students from all over Gujarat, information on career building for students, information on new books, book reviews, discussion on policy issues, a celebration of new science/education paradigms in Gujarat, new research projects, thesis awarded, institutional appraisals, blogs, and discussion forum, etc.

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