The Chhattisgarh government has unveiled plans to develop India's fourth Science City in Nava Raipur, a senior official has confirmed. This ambitious project aims to foster a spirit of exploration, enhance creative talent, and provide an immersive learning environment for scientific development among the youth.
Building the Science City: A Vision for the Future
The Science City will span across 35 acres of land and is expected to be completed within 60 months. The estimated cost for establishing the Science City is ₹232.70 crores, with ₹118.14 crores funded by the Government of India and ₹114.56 crores contributed by the state government. The proposal for the Science City has been sent to the finance department for consideration.
Creating an Immersive Learning Environment
The Science City in Nava Raipur aims to provide a comprehensive center for scientific understanding and exploration. It will feature a range of attractions, including a Food Court, Science and Technology Heritage Park, Geological Park, Open Air Exhibits, Musical Fountain, Solar Energy Powered Educational Science Park, Bio-dome, Butterfly Garden, and Dino Park rides. These attractions are designed to engage visitors and create an environment conducive to learning and experimentation.
A Boost to Scientific Understanding and Recreation
The establishment of the Science City is expected to have a significant scientific impact on the community and contribute to the overall development of the state. The director general of Chhattisgarh Regional Science Centre, SS Bajaj, believes that the Science City will not only enhance the scientific understanding of visitors but also serve as a recreational destination. This dual purpose will make it an attractive venue for both educational and leisure activities.
Joining the Ranks of Science City Pioneers
Currently, Science Cities are developed in only three cities in India: Kolkata by the central government, and Gujarat and Jalandhar by their respective state governments. With the upcoming Science City in Nava Raipur, Chhattisgarh aims to join this elite group and contribute to the country's scientific progress.
Promoting Innovation and Education
The development of a Science City in Chhattisgarh reflects the government's commitment to promoting innovation and education. By providing an immersive learning environment, the Science City will nurture the scientific spirit among the youth and encourage them to explore and develop their creative talents. This initiative will contribute to the overall growth of the state and pave the way for future advancements in various scientific disciplines.
As Chhattisgarh prepares to embark on the development of its first Science City in Nava Raipur, the state is poised to make significant strides in promoting scientific understanding and fostering a culture of innovation. With this initiative, Chhattisgarh is laying the foundation for a brighter and more scientifically advanced future.