Location of Science City
Q. Which of the following is/are true regarding the Science City scheme?
1) The location of the Science City should not be a State capital.
2) The new Science Cities shall be set up compulsorily only in those places where no major Science Centre exists.- Published on 01 Dec 16
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
ANSWER: Neither 1 nor 2
The location of the Science City should be either a State capital or a city of the State having a sizeable population of not less than 50 Lakhs.
While deciding location for a Science City the primary concern shall be to ensure that it can draw at least 10 lakh visitors per year for self-sustainability.
The new Science Cities shall be set up preferably only in those places where no major Science Centre exists.
However, in locations where footfall to the science centre is substantial i.e., it qualifies for a science city, the science centre could be upgraded to a Regional Science City or a separate Science City could be set up depending upon the importance of the place.