The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apprised Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between on Indo German-Centre for Sustainability (IGCS).
The JDI was concluded in May, 2017 during the fourth Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) between India and Germany in Berlin.
The objective of JDI on IGCS is to promote cooperation between German and Indian scientists on fundamental and applied scientific research. It includes areas such as policy support, training, teaching and dissemination of information in the area of climate change and sustainable development through inter-disciplinary research.
The IGCS will nurture future collaboration by widening the network with other Institutes, Universities and industries in both countries. On the Indian side, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras will act as the host institution for IGCS.
Under this JDI, the required institutional framework will be developed to provide fund support to the IGCS at IIT, Madras by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Germany.
DST will provide grant-in-aid support to IGCS for undertaking research in the areas of climate change for sustainable development. Besides, both agencies will jointly support the IGCS for a period of 5 years starting from January 2018.