In yet another step to foster innovation in India, the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), flagship initiative of NITI Aayog is all set to launch a new milestone program for community innovation in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The Program will be jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan.
The new initiative aims to encourage the spirit of innovation in the country. Speaking about the initiative, AIM Mission Director R Ramanan said that the purpose of this new initiative is to make innovation ecosystem socially inclusive as well as to ensure equitable distribution of infrastructure for innovation across the country. He stressed that the new program has been specifically designed for underserved, unserved regions of Tier 1 or Metro cities, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, Smart Cities, Aspirational districts, North-East, Jammu and Kashmir as well as the rural and tribal regions of India.
Vice Chairman NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant, AIM Mission Director R. Ramanan and other senior officials will also be present on the occasion.