Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013 of India and in Formal Sector Innovations
Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh
Current Science, 2014, 106 (1), 21-23.
Abstract: This commentary discusses the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2013 of India in relation to the bottom-up 'informal science'. The main intention is to see how informal innovations or informal ways of knowledge generation in the in formal sector are dealt with in the new policy document. Informal economy or informal sector, which constitutes a staggering 94% of India's workforce, forms the main source of employment and livelihood. However, neither the current Science, Technology and Innovation Policy document nor any other innovation literature proposes a comprehensive policy framework that leverages the strengths of in formal sector innovations.
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