Status Report on Science and Technology in India: 1986. Compiled by P.S. Shankar, S.K. Rastogi and S. Arunachalam. Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, 1986. 64 pp.

This report, compiled by PS. Shankar et al at the Publications and Information Directorate of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research in New Delhi, gives an overview of the science and technology administration, activities and efforts in India. Essentially prepared as a conference paper, the report tries to consolidate the various aspects of science in the country. It outlines the principles and methods of administration, infra structure and scientific advice; organization of research and development in government and industry; and issues of technology utilization, science education and scientific information and communication.

At the outset the report high lights the new policy initiatives of the current government in science administration, and indicates the significance of these changes and their...

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