BANGALORE: Chief Secretary S V Ranganath opined that those in the public service delivery system should abide by the principle “innovate or perish”.
Speaking at the inaugural of a two-day workshop on innovations in governance Ranganath felt the need to bring in innovation in various facets of administration such as agriculture, water management and rural development. “Innovation yielded wonderful results when it was adopted in domains of industries and technology. Availability of services at affordable cost to the public, including television, automobiles and health, was possible due to innovation,” he added.
Stressing the need for innovation in fields such as agriculture, horticulture, sericulture and water management, he said the major challenge in this regard include harnessing of existing innovative practices and taking it to the mass level. He added: “We need to look at opportunities for innovation in agriculture, horticulture and other fields.”