Kolkata: Considering the crucial role of science and technology in disaster management, the State Department of Science, Technology and Biotechnology has decided to make “Science and Technology in Disaster Management disasters” the central theme of this year’s Scientific Congress.
The six rounds of the Regional Science and Technology Congress (RSTC) will be organized in six different regions including Kolkata, with the 31st West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress taking place on February 28-29, 2024 at the Science Auditorium City. February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day.
The regional congress will begin at Sidho Kanho Birsa University in Purulia, comprising Bankura, Jhargram, West Midnapore, East Midnapore and Purulia districts, on December 12 and 13.
The second congress will take place at the University of Calcutta on December 21-22. The next four rounds will be held in January next year at Kalyani University, Durgapur Government College, Ananda Chandra College in Jalpaiguri and Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology in Berhampore. , Murshidabad.
“In recent years, uncontrolled development, deforestation, ecological unrest and climate change, coupled with rapid population growth, have placed immense pressure on the natural ecosystem and increased the severity of natural disasters.
Scientific research can focus on identifying interventions to mitigate the impact of natural disasters as well as identifying potential hazards, reducing the risk of occurrence, early prediction, communication and suggestion adaptation measures. So, at this year’s Congress, in addition to the presentation of scientific articles by researchers, both at the regional and state levels, there will be deliberations on strategies to deal with natural disasters,” said a senior department official.
The varied disciplines on which scientific research articles have been requested are physical sciences, chemical sciences, statistics and mathematical sciences, earth sciences, engineering sciences and technology, medical sciences, environmental sciences and agricultural sciences.
A panel of experts will select the best articles for each area and sub-themes.