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PM to unveil first report of NIC on Tuesday

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will release first report of the National Innovation Council,a body to promote new ideas for inclusive development

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will release first report of the National Innovation Council (NIC),a body to promote new ideas for inclusive development,on Tuesday.

“NIC which was established to recognise the potential of innovation to bridge unmet needs an access gaps in vital sectors like agriculture,education and energy,will release its first report on November 15,” an official statement said here.

The occasion will also be graced by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee,Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal,MSME Minister Virbhadra Singh and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

In a bid to spur innovation in key sectors of the economy,Singh had given his nod to set up the NIC headed by telecom czar Sam Pitroda,with special focus on micro,small and medium enterprises for 2010-20,last year in August.

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The NIC has been tasked with formulating an implementing an Indian model of inclusive innovation.