‘Ecology & Environment’ displaying advancements in the field was the focus at the CSIR ‘Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest’ at the India International Trade Fare (IITF) in New Delhi yesterday. The major highlight of ‘Ecology & Environment’ was free swimming robot ‘Maya’, an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle developed by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), being used for coastal areas surveys and mapping salinity of water in reservoirs and dams. A multi-fuel domestic cook stove, ‘Neerdhur’, developed by CSIR- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) for rural Indian households, can be fueled by cow dung cake, wood chips, wood logs and charcoal. “It is an amazing experience to see technologies dedicated to rural areas. Such initiative is always welcomed as it is guiding the future generation and the budding scientists in the country to contribute to the mankind.” said a Delhi-based engineer at the pavilion.
Scientists and researchers across six distinguished laboratories of CSIR attended a seminar and a panel discussion on ecology and environment. Addressing the delegates at the seminar, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director CSIR- NEERI said, “The new inventions at CSIR are for better air, water and clean energy.”
The activity arena for school students carried science models demonstrations, idea competition for clean air and clean Ganga followed by quiz competitions.
The event wrapped up with CSIR signing MoUs with the Government of Maharashtra and Government of Jharkhand for water sanitation, followed by technology transfer to Carmel B&F Industries, Nagpur.
This Techno Fest will run till 27th November. Each day has different themes-based activities.
The theme based seminars/workshops and presentations by eminent speakers today will be onCSIR Labs Contribution in Societal Interventions and NGOs Perspective of Technology Implementation