The Indian central government is implementing five major scientific and technological tasks of cyber security systems, railway technology, quantum technology, methanol fuel, and electric transportation, with a total budget of nearly 200 billion rupees (1 rupee is equivalent to 0.1 Yuan). The first two of them have been officially launched, and the last three are expected to be approved for implementation within 3 months.
According to a report by the Economic Times of India, the network security system mission plans to invest Rs. 36.6 crore in 5 years to support technology research and development, talent training and commercialization in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other fields. The railway science and technology mission is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Science and Technology of India and the Ministry of Railways, with a total budget of 7 billion rupees, focusing on the development of railway transportation related monitoring, design and material technologies.
Three technological tasks of quantum technology, methanol fuel, and electric transportation, each with a budget of Rs 50 crore. The quantum technology task will develop technologies such as quantum communication and quantum encryption; the methanol fuel task will use solid fuels and biomass to produce methanol fuel; the electric transportation task will focus on research and development of related technologies such as batteries.