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India is to make a concerted effort to lure home its scientists from abroad and to eliminate excessive bureaucracy in its scientific agencies under a science policy document released last week.

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee unveiled the policy at the Indian Science Congress in Bangalore on 3 January.

Vajpayee also pledged to increase Indian spending on research and development by government and industry to at least 2 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2007, almost double that spent last year.

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Reference: Nature 421, 101 (2003)

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