Science for Socio Economic Dev

Science & Technology intervention are essential for social & economic development of society. Of the total population of Madhya Pradesh state, around 72.37 percent live in the villages of rural areas. The scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes constitute a significant portion of the population of the State. It is essential to include scientific input for their economic upliftment.

This scheme promotes Science & Technology based research, application of new techniques, transfer of advance technology & skill development for the upliftment of Tribal, Scheduled cast and weaker sections of the society.

This scheme supports projects and programmes for tribal, scheduled class population, women and other weaker sections of the society.


  • To strengthen S & T based organisations & field groups.
  • To organise training programmes for skill development.
  • Identification of areas for S & T interventions .
  • To promote R & D, innovative techniques, application of low cost technology.
  • To increase the contribution of women to science ,technology and development.
  • Cluster development for specific target groups.




Other Programmes of the Council

  • M.P. Women Scientists Congress
    It is an annual joint event of MPCST and Vigyan Bharti (VIBHA) which is organized at different places of Madhya Pradesh. The purpose of this programme is to empower women through science and technology & promote young girls /women in the field of research.
  • Advance training programme
    Advance training programmes will be organised and various programmes/projects will be supported to help the traditional Artisans/Carpenters/ Blacksmiths etc. for employment generation, skill development and innovations.
  • Srijan yatra
    This programme has been launched in the 11th five year plan. The purpose is to promote excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship and skill development, especially among the youth of M.P. This programme is for unorganized sector. Exposure visits are organized by the Council under this programme.
  • Women S&T network
    MPCST is trying to increase the participation of women in scientific programmes. Meetings are organised to find out the opportunities ,ways and means to carry out scientific work through women representatives in their respective areas.
  • Gramin Vigyan Avam Prodyogiki Parv
    Every year Council organizes Exibition for artisans. The purpose of this programme is to provide a platform to artisans for discussion /interaction with Scientists and experts. Artisans demonstrate their technology and display their products.

Technology Demonstration

Various S & T based projects/programmers for rural areas are supported under this Category. Various technologies available in scientific institutions are transferred through Govt. organization/non govt. organizations/field groups in the rural areas for skill development and economic upliftment. some of the technologies like briquette technology ,bamboo technology, low cost housing technology ,Post-harvest technology including low cost grain storage ,Preservation & processing ,Scientific cultivation of lac & honey ,technology for various aspects of organic farming ,Production of Natural dye ,technologies for various artisans groups ,eco-friendly technology are promoted for the state.

  • Upgradation of Traditional/Existing Technology
    Opportunities and guidance are provided to upgrade rural technology and traditional technology. Information regarding availability of technologies in scientific institutions are also provided.
  • Promotion of Non-conventional Energy Resources
    Use of eco-friendly chullah, production of fuel through agri-waste (briquette technology), Use and production of biogas are promoted.
  • Promotion of Scientific Methods of Organic Farming
    Agriculture has been identified as a priority area. Various S & T based projects/programmes on post harvest technology, preparation & use of biofertiliser and biofuel, organic farming and other aspects will be promoted.
  • Promotion of Eco-friendly Technology
    Programmes related with eco-friendly technology like preparation of idols with other products (Mati shilp) , Papier mache work , Use of paper bags instead of polythene ,Use of Natural dyes in various types of handicrafts are supported to spread message and create awareness to protect environment .
  • Science &Technology for Women
    This programme is focused on women as specific target group. Council is trying to increase participation of women in scientific programmes and develop scientific attitude, among all categories of women. Self-employment and development of skill through training programmes , Seminar/Workshop/Camp, Training programme for skill development, R & D projects and Demonstration of Technology, are supported financially. Projects related with women friendly technology are promoted.programmes related with farm implements used by women to improve product and reduce drudgeryare supported.

Income Raising / Society based Programmes

Various programmes/projects are supported to help the traditional Artisans, girls /women of Govt. post metric tribal & schedule caste hostels , rural women & weaker sections of societies for skill development and employment generation. Support and guidance to various organization provided for training programme on jute shilp, sisal fiber product, leather product, papermache ,eco-friendly products, bamboo products, mushroom production, best from waste ,Dona-pattal making in jai & leprosy affected areas.

S & T Cluster Development Programme

It is an important activity for community development. Cluster development means complete development of selected unit of an area. It has been seen that People migrate in the other area due to lack of earning in Rabi season . It is due to lack of self-sustaining system in the area. Cluster development programmes with S & T inputs may help to resolve the problem, hence it is promoted Food processing, scientific cultivation of honey, organic farming, lac, terracotta /ceramic, bamboo, and lantana etc. clusters are supported