Maharashtra to set up science city named after Rajiv Gandhi in Pune
THE Maharashtra government has decided to set up a world-class science city near Pune, under a Central scheme to inculcate the scientific spirit among students and prepare future scientists.
The proposed complex will be named "Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Science Innovation City" and shall be developed on an 8-acre complex in the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation jurisdiction.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and an initial outlay of Rs 191 crore has been sanctioned for it under a Central government initiative.
"It will be ready within the next five years. It is intended to create a scientific outlook among the students and to prepare future scientists," said Thackeray.
The proposed 'Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Science Innovation City' is expected to come up in the precincts of the famed Pimpri-Chinchwad Science Park which became operational in 2013 and has been a huge crowd puller, said the PCPS Education Officer Sunil Pote.