"IIT Kanpur got the project on artificial rains from the Uttar Pradesh Council of Science and Technology a few months back. For this, the institute has got a grant of Rs 15 lakh," Officiating Director of IIT Kanpur, Manindra Agrawal told PTI.
Aerospace, civil engineering and industrial management engineering departments are working on this project, he said.
The expense of first artificial rains will be relatively higher, Agrawal said, adding, "But, frequent usage will bring down the cost."
On November 15, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had held a meeting with officials of various departments to control the air pollution.