India’s independence movement threw up three pathways for the development of an egalitarian society in post - independence India. They were the Gandhian, Nehruvian and Leftist outlooks. These three visions had different approachesthe question as to what kind of society, we the people of India would build in post- independence India. Our aim was essentially based of building an egalitarian society ands for the development of science and technology in India.
It is argued in this booklet that the state needs to invest more in the creation of socially responsible technology and not promote capital intensive technology systems. This egalitarian approach is being progressively diluted with the advent of neoliberalism. The recently launched like Bullet train of SwachhBhrat have no coherent vision as to how science and technology have to be harnessed.
This booklet is a part of a series, brought out by the AIPSN, on the occasion of its Sabka Desh Hamara Desh programme.
The programme is an attempt by the People’s Science Movement to connect with wide cross section of people in defence of India’s plurality of though and aims at social action for national progress and betterment of people’s lives.
Title Science and Technology in India: Contemporary Challenge
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All India People's Science Network