On the 7th day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Platinum Jubilee Technofest in the 36th India International Trade Fair, many science enthusiasts turned out at the pavilion to witness the latest technological innovations by CSIR. Celebrating the achievements of CSIR, the theme-based presentation reached further heightswith the exhibition on ‘Ecology & Environment’ displaying advancements in the important field of science and technology.
The milestones achieved by CSIR left the crowd spellbound as they visited the CSIR pavilion. The major highlight of ‘Ecology & Environment’wasfree 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 seetechnologies 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.