Director's authored piece on Mint laying down some ideas for technical institutions to collaborate with public and private players, in areas such as MSMEs, agri sector, state governments, and various other bodies to support the economic stimulus which was announced by PMO India and Ministry of Finance, Government of India in May 2020. IIT Kharagpur is already working in several of these areas under various national mission projects and has the capability to offer its expertise and assistance to relevant collaborators from the government, public bodies and industry. It is crucial that we meet the market demand and societal needs. An economic package can only function appropriately when the right resources are pulled together. The responsibility lies with every individual who has the confidence to act without waiting for administrative bodies to formulate plans and launch schemes. Let us put digitization and automation to optimal use and transform the unprecedented difficulties of the current times into pathways leading us further into the 21st century towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.
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