DST boosts solar cooking

Posted on:05 Oct 2018 14:41:11
DST boosts solar cooking
05 October 2018 Current Affairs:

In order to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Department of Science and Technology (DST)introduced a project to boost the solar cooking. DST has instituted Grand Challenge Awards for the design of solar cooking solutions at both household and community levels to empower rural people. 

The government has been encouraging the use of solar cookers. Financial incentives of 30% of the cost of the solar cooker all over the country and 60% to special category States (hilly and northeastern States) are already in place. 

Ministry of Science and Technology: 

Organisation:   
Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 

Minister: Dr.Harsh Vardhan 

Headquarters: New Delhi ​​​​​​​

Formed: May 1971


In order to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Department of Science and Technology (DST)introduced a project to boost the solar cooking. DST has instituted Grand Challenge Awards for the design of solar cooking solutions at both household and community levels to empower rural people. 

The government has been encouraging the use of solar cookers. Financial incentives of 30% of the cost of the solar cooker all over the country and 60% to special category States (hilly and northeastern States) are already in place. 

Ministry of Science and Technology: 

Organisation:   
Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 

Minister: Dr.Harsh Vardhan 

Headquarters: New Delhi ​​​​​​​

Formed: May 1971


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