WEF Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution proposed in Mumbai: CM
The next World Economic Forum (WEF) centre for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is being proposed to be set up in Mumbai, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said, on January 23, 2018. Fadnavis made the announcement from Davos. “It was amazing to know about the next @wef Centre of Fourth Industrial Revolution being proposed at Mumbai. This centre would be about science & technology-based policies for the benefit of society creating a global hub of expertise, knowledge sharing and collaboration with special focus on robotics, artificial intelligence, application of technology like drones for agriculture,” the chief minister tweeted.
As per the WEF website, one such centre is in San Fransisco. Fadnavis also met Sean de Cleene, the head of the food security initiatives of the WEF. “We discussed upscaling of value chains through public-private partnership, to cover 25 lakh farmers, encourage innovations, use of drones, better connect with banks, financing as per actual cropping pattern and better insurance facilities,” he said in another tweet.
The discussion revolved around food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity for sustainable agriculture, the chief minister added. Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani, visited the Magnetic Maharashtra Pavilion at Davos and discussed various issues with him, Fadnavis said.