Prerna Singh Bindra, Chirag Gajjar, Arunabha Ghosh, Manoj Kumar, Crispino Lobo, Digangana Mukherjee, Pradeep Nair, Shannon Olsson, Nitin Pandit, Tina Patrao, Uma Ramakrishnan, Usha Ramanathan, Nimish Shah, Priya Shyamsundar, Prashanth N Srinivas
July 2020 | Technology Futures
Suggested citation: Bindra, Prerna Singh, Chirag Gajjar, Arunabha Ghosh, Manoj Kumar, Crispino Lobo, et al. 2020. "The Post-COVID India: Making science and technology socially and environmentally relevant", Ecology, Economy and Society, 3(2): 5-11.
This paper, authored by a diverse group of experts, including economists, public health professionals, lawyers, environmental scholars, policymakers, activists, journalists, and CEOs, identifies pressing health and economic challenges related to COVID-19. It examines the role of science and technology in addressing these issues while moving beyond the pandemic. The paper offers recommendations that serve as triggers for deeper dialogue across sectors on knowledge gaps and methods for targeted interdisciplinary research.
Implement a recovery package that includes low-interest credit to promote climate- and biodiversity-friendly business practices and investments in clean R&D, waste management, energy generation, grid development, and regenerative agriculture.