Rs. 110-crore Science City proposed in capital region

As part of its endeavour to embellish the new State capital with new frills, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is toying with the idea of setting up a science city in the core capital region.

Sources in the Department of Youth Advancement, Tourism and Culture said that Mr. Naidu was keen on taking science and technology to the people in a stimulating and engaging environment that was truly educational and enjoyable for people of all ages. The proposed mega project, estimated to cost Rs. 110 crore and intended to be built in 25-30 acres, will serve the purpose, believes Mr. Naidu. The government will bear 60 per cent of the project cost, while the remaining would be granted by the Centre.

National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Culture, engaged in establishment of science centres across the country, will be the implementing agency. Once sanctioned, the project will have to be completed in six years. The NCSM has received proposals from various State governments for setting up of science cities which are taken up in a phased manner depending on the availability of resources, project handling capacity of the NCSM and the existing level of science centre activities in that particular State. 

At present, the NCSM have received proposals to set up Science Cities at Sampla in Haryana, Bengaluru, Navi Mumbai, Patna, Nagpur in Maharashtra, Bhubaneswar and Kumhari in Chhattisgarh. It had also received a proposal for a Science City from the undivided AP government to be set up in Hyderabad.

The govt. will bear 60 p.c. of the project cost, while the remaining will be granted by the Centre

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