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 is ranking higher rapidly in various domains such as science, technology, health, business, agriculture, and food along with producing huge waste out of its actions. Being the most dense country, and with industrialisation, the waste 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, which is a very long process which depends on people adopting eco-friendly habits and government’s management schemes for waste. The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Delhi is involved in waste management for several years, and due to its contribution 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).
Centre of Excellence at the 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 are to develop available technologies worldwide academies, industries and research laboratories for waste management 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 and no hazard country and ultimately to the planet.
Edited by: Ratnesh Jain