India launches 5 portals to boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

On July 17, 2020, Government of India announced that five portals are being developed by different organizations to promote innovation in India. This will help boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.


The portals being developed are for specific sectors and are as follows

  • BHEL for power sector
  • CMFTI for manufacturing sector
  • HMT for machine tools
  • ICAT and ARAI for automotive sector.

About the Portals

The portals were launched to bring the problem solvers and solution seekers together. The portal will focus on academia, industry, research institute, startups and experts.


The portals will help to make their target sectors self-reliant (Atma Nirbhar). The activities in the portal will include the following

  • Research and Development
  • Technological Innovations
  • Manufacturing and Process Technology Development
  • To conduct market research and technology surveys
  • Quality problem resolution

ASPIRE portal

The ASPIRE portal was prepared by ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology). The portal is to be completely functional to host grand challenges and provide elaborate resource databases.