National Quantum Mission — A Boost to India’s Quantum Endeavours
Hasan Jawaid Khan
The recent approval of the National Quantum Mission (NQM) by the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, is a significant step towards positioning India as a leading player in the field of quantum technologies. With an allocation of Rs 6000 crore from 2023-24 to 2030-31, the mission aims to develop cutting-edge technologies in quantum communication, computing, and secure systems, which have the potential to revolutionise industries across the board. This could further nurture and scale up scientific and industrial R&D creating a vibrant & innovative ecosystem in Quantum Technology, eventually propelling economic growth.
Research in the Quantum field holds potential for the development of Quantum Computers, Quantum Communication, Quantum Key Distribution, Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. Quantum computing also has the potential to accelerate drug discovery, nuclear and space research, numerical weather predictions, and aerospace engineering…read more on NOPR