Things doesnt' get lined up in the practical life. It never happends that you first remove poverty and then start thinking of technology.
Country has to grow in every field. India is growing in technology and it should be promoted in any case. Poverty is an issue, in fact a very big issue and it is being solved by government. But we can not work in this area at the cost of Indian growth in Science and Technology.
So point is to grow up each and every area rather than keeping things one by one.