The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India has come together with the IIT, Delhi to open the Centre of Excellence for waste management in India.
India’s ranking is rapidly going high in various domains such as science, technology, health, business, agriculture, and food. This also causing it to reach to the top in producing huge waste out of its actions. Being the most dense country, and with industrialisation, the waste produced is increasing. Whereas only 20% of its waste is processed.
Waste management has become a hot topic recently due to its urgent need. Government and volunteers are working towards waste free India. It is a very long process. It depends on people adopting eco-friendly habits and government’s management schemes for waste. The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) is involved in waste management for several years to its contribute towards the nation’s progress. IIT Delhi is one of the top educational and research institutes in India and internationally.
The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India has come together with the IIT Delhi to open Centre of Excellence for waste management in India. This centre will work under the tagline ‘From Waste to Wealth’. This mission project has been approved under the recently constituted Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
The Centre of Excellence at IIT, Delhi will provide a platform for stakeholders and investors to bring effective options to recycle, reuse and resource recovery solutions for India.
To take immediate actions, developing available technologies in worldwide academies, industries and research laboratories for waste management. This is important to prove technology usable for India’s conditions. As a long term goal, the plan is to create a circular economic model for waste management to make India waste-free and zero greenhouse emission; no hazard to country and ultimately to the planet.
Edited by: Dr. Ratnesh Jain