Undertake studies and surveys to identify the technology gaps, where there shall be special emphasis on agricultural surveys, items that affect rural economy, artisans, cottage industries, small scale units, agro-based industries, building materials, horticulture, agriculture, economic exploitation of minor minerals, marine products and such other subjects as the Commission may determine with a view to creating value-added products;
S&T Studies and Surveys:
This includes support for carrying out S & T studies/surveys including techno-economic analysis, simulation modeling etc; development of State database on S & T resources; S & T policy issues; specific status reports on technology gap etc. The activities under this head should lead to a specific action plan for the generation of field projects.
Pilot Scale Demonstration Projects:
Pilot-scale demonstration projects, including field trials, based on
technologies developed by Central S&T Agencies/Labs/Institutions etc. relevant to the needs of the State.
Awareness and Training:
Awareness and Training on specific innovative Technologies/packages requiring special S&T inputs and also on specific S&T topics/themes.