Science-Society-Setu for Aatmanirbhar Bharat (S34ANB), a Web Clinic Series, is an initiative of Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, to catalyze cross-bridge collaboration between Knowledge Organizations, and NGOs & Communities to address Sustainable Development at the local level through STI. The initiative is targeted to strengthen the ‘Social Infrastructure’ and ‘Technology Driven System’ pillars of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
The Web Clinic Series initiative is aimed at harnessing Science, Technology & Innovation (
These deliberations, in general, would be about artisan revival programs, skills development programs to farmers including unemployed youth, Fab labs (science labs) for school children and Knowledge institutions, S&T capacity building –futuristic and disruptive technologies, engagement of S&T capable NGOs/CBOs for building capacities of migrant workers, small farmers, street vendors and the poor for Self-sufficient villages. Precisely for cross-sectoral areas, deliberations are intended to look for Artisan revival programmes, skills development programmes to farmers including unemployed youth, Fab labs (science labs) for school children and Knowledge institutions, S&T capacity building, focus on migrant workers, small farmers, street vendors and the poor for Self-sufficient villages, creating ecology and environment inclusive opportunities at local level based on natural resources
During each session, the expert panel would provide a feasibility report, on creating possible forward linkages between NGOs and knowledge institutions, and guidelines to way-forward. The resulting ideas and recommendations are proposed to be supported through SEED Division through its ongoing schemes and programmes or in collaboration with other relevant divisions. Emanated ideas may also be considered for future support in project mode.
The virtual interaction will be a two-days long meeting (3-4 Hours per day), for this last week for cross-sectoral areas on 3rd December 2020 and 4th December 2020. The discussion will begin with an introduction and brief presentations on the background/context of the web clinic. This will be followed by the technical presentation and discussion sessions in proposed two streams with experts from knowledge organizations, voluntary organizations and community representatives.