Bihar Council on Science and Technology (BCST)
Brochure - Bihar Council on Science and Technology  
BCST was established on June, 1984 as an autonomous body registered under Societies Registration Act of 1860 with a vision to harness the potential of science & Technology as an instrument of socio-economic change. 

The Council strives to ensure that efforts in science & Technology are not restricted to scientific laboratories and academic institutions but percolate to the user so that science, technology & innovation increasingly become part of the everyday life of our people as well as transform rural Bihar. 

This organization is actively involved in:

1. Conducting workshops/seminars for the purpose of increasing the quantitative and qualitative yield of medicinal and aromatic plants utilizing the latest scientific innovations. This has resulted an increase in the income of farmer by many folds.

2. To make aware and develop Scientific temper among the mass. The Council organizes National Science Day, Children Science Congress, Science Exhibitions, etc. The Council has established District Science Centers to promote Science & Technology amongst common people.

3. Making policy for accelerating the economic growth using "Bio-Technology" to increase the qualitative & quantitative yield of specific crops, Horticulture and floriculture.

4. Mapping of land, water-shed and flood affected area through remote sensing satellite. Utilization of Remote Sensing Technology for assessment and management of natural resources to facilitate planning process of the State Govt. (Bihar Remote Sensing Application Centre)

5. Analyzing the data related to the production of wheat, rice which helps prediction of estimated production.

6. Besides, the Council undertakes projects sponsored by various Departments of the Government for development of Geographical information system, Disaster management system, Ground water system based on numerical modeling technique by integrating Science and Technology, the welfare of the state in general and region in particular.

7. Popularization and Promotion of Astronomical Research (Indira Gandhi Science Complex planetarium.)

PLANNED ACTIVITIES & PROGRAM 

Scientists Student Interactions Programme 
Rainwater Harvesting
Mapping of Science and Technology needs of the State.
Natural resources Data Management System 
Assist Agriculture with special reference to Bio-fertilizers and Post-harvest Technology. 
Rural Technology with special reference to raising income and improving the quality of life of Masses. 
Industrial Applications (Technology transfer and setting up of R & D Centre.) 
Motivational Programme 
For school students. 
Popular Lectures on Science & Technology (Awareness) 
On topics such as Pollution, IT, BT, Agriculture, Food adulteration,Balanced diet etc. by prominent speakers 
Workshops 
Herbal & Medicinal Plant processing Technology 
Enhancing science coverage in electronic media 
Geo- Informatics for map reading/preparations in rural schools 
District. Level puppetry workshops for Science and Technology communication 
Workshops for promoting biotech industry in collaboration with Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Bihar and Small industry Service Institute. 
Educational modules for UNESCO 
Popular Biotech Lectures 
Publications on Disasters, Food Adulteration, popular Science topics, Our Tree and pamphlets/ posters on various topics.

FUTURE ACTION PLAN

Establishment of District Science Centre in all the districts of the state. At present only five DSC are functioning at Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Gaya, Patna.
 

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[ Last Updated on : 21/04/2017 ]