TIFAC explores best methods to revive Indian economy post COVID-19 

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 TIFAC explores best methods to revive Indian economy post COVID-19 

 Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Science and Technology 

 In News: 

  • The Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) is preparing a white paper to strategize revival of post-COVID 19 Indian economy. 

Key takeaways: 

  • This document would mainly focus on: 
    • strengthening Make in India initiatives,  
    • commercialization of Indigenous technology,  
    • developing a technology-driven transparent Public Distribution System (PDS),  
    • efficient rural health care delivery, 
    • adoption of emerging technology domains like AI, Machine Learning and many more.  

Important value additions: 


  • It is an autonomous technology think tank under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.  
  • Thinking for the future in important socio-economic sectors is one of its mandates.  
  • It was established in 1986, as per the recommendation of Technology Policy Implementation Committee (TPIC) in 1985.  
  • TIFAC activities comprise of wide array of technology areas and fill a critical gap in the overall S&T system of India.  

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