The writer is former chairman of the Department of Atomic Energy.
Just as we have made progress in minimising loss of life and property from potentially disastrous events like cyclones and earthquakes, we need to develop a credible pandemic management plan.
Developing a “cillage” ecosystem would need a rooted and integrated approach to holistic education and research, technology development and management, as well as technology-enabled rural livelihood enhancement.
Our IITs fulfilled their mandate. Now they have to reach even higher.