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Bengaluru To Get New Science City Project | Here’s What You Need To Know

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Developments are underway in Karnataka as the Department of Science & Technology proposes the establishment of a Science City near Bengaluru. The project is expected to be included in the 2024-25 Budget, will require 25 acres of land and an investment of Rs 232 crore.

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Minister for Science & Technology NS Boseraju has submitted a proposal for the creation of a Science City, envisaging an immersive learning environment near Bengaluru. The proposed site in Devanahalli, close to Kempegowda International Airport, spans 25 acres and is expected to be funded at Rs 232.70 crore. The project falls under the Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPoCS) by the National Council of Science Museums. The Union and state governments are set to contribute Rs 118.14 crore and Rs 114.56 crore, respectively, toward the total project cost. Boseraju envisions the Science City as a captivating space that presents science and technology in an engaging manner, catering to people of all ages.

Minister plans 25-acre Science City near Bengaluru

Source: DH

The Science City aims to offer an experiment-based immersive learning atmosphere, fostering inquiry and creativity while instilling a scientific temper. With both indoor and outdoor exhibits and year-round activities, it aspires to be an educational and entertaining hub. Minister Boseraju highlights its focus on frontier areas of Science and Technology (S&T), emphasizing its attractiveness and utility for students, teachers, and the general public. Furthermore, he assures that the state government will fund the project’s maintenance until it achieves financial self-sustainability.

 Industries Minister MB Patil is championing the establishment of a Knowledge, Health, Innovation & Research (KHIR) City. Envisioned on 1,000-2,000 acres at a distance of 50-80 km from Bengaluru, this ambitious project is poised to attract investments and generate employment opportunities. Patil is optimistic that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will include the KHIR City project in the upcoming budget. With an estimated investment potential of Rs 40,000 crore, the KHIR City is projected to create one lakh jobs over the next five years.

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Source: The Economic Times

The simultaneous pursuit of the Science City and KHIR City underscores Karnataka’s commitment to fostering scientific advancements and innovation. These projects align with the state’s vision of creating hubs that not only contribute to educational and research endeavors but also attract substantial investments, propelling economic growth. The proposed Science City and KHIR City exemplify the government’s forward-looking approach to development, emphasizing the importance of science, technology, and innovation in shaping the state’s future.

Industries Minister Patil envisions the KHIR City as a powerhouse for economic growth, with its substantial investment potential and job creation prospects. The estimated Rs 40,000 crore investment and the creation of one lakh jobs over five years highlight the scale and significance of this proposed city.

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