Though India now has a large base in science and technology, which is fast expanding, it is still a long way from realizing its potential of becoming a world leader in science. Name some important factors, which in your view have hindered the advancement of science in India. | Learn NCERT solution | Education portal Class 11 Physics Part I | Study online Unit-1 Physical World



Q.4:- Though India now has a large base in science and technology, which is fast expanding, it is still a long way from realizing its potential of becoming a world leader in science. Name some important factors, which in your view have hindered the advancement of science in India.

 

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There are many factors which have hindered the advancement of science in India. Some of these are: 1. There is lack of clear cut policies at the political level. There is undue political interference and bureaucratisation in the management of science and technology. 2. Due to excessive population, our country cannot afford to expend sufficient funds on science and technology 3. Talented scientists and technologists are not encouraged to per sue research work in the homeland. Instead, they prefer to migrate to developed countries’ where they get better salaries and research facilities. 4. There is lack of coordination between researchers and industraliasts. Industralists like to borrow technology from advanced countries rather than to use indigeneous technology.