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4) Indian policy story needs a  serious national technology strategy as a part of its development policy. comment. (250 words)

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources.

4) Indian policy story needs a  serious national technology strategy as a part of its development policy. comment. (250 words)

Indianexpress

Why this question:

The article discusses in detail the concept of techno-nationalism, it highlights the relationship  between Technology and nationalism. How technology has often been an instrument of national power; and the quest for national power has, in turn, led to the investments in, and the creation of, different models of scientific organization.

Key demand of the question:

The question expects one to assert the need for national technology strategy as a part of its development policy for furthering the benefits of technology in policies and programmes.

Directive word:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with brief introductory lines stating what you understand by techno-nationalism.

Body:

  • Discussion should include the following aspects –
  • Explain how and why technology and nationalism are interrelated and interlinked?
  • Discuss the role of technology in policy making, what differences does it bring in policy front?
  • Explain who are the carriers of new front of techno-nationalism ? – nexus of big companies, state power and consumerist populism.
  • One can take examples from the article and justify the need for technological strategy as part of national policy making.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a reassertion of significance of National  technology strategy and its need.