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Three tech missions on solar, water treatment to be launched at IIT Madras

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Harsh Vardhan, for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests and Climate Change will launch three at on Friday to address various issues around and water treatment, a government statement said on Thursday.

"All the three centres will be set up by the (DST)," Vardhan's office said in a release.

The first, it said, is the DST-Harnessing Centre.

"The centre will focus on a wide range of research and activities such as silicon solar cells that promise high efficiency and are suited for Indian conditions. It is likely to be a true change agent in the of The consortium will be duly poised to address the sustainability requirements in the spirit of Make in India," the release said.

Scientists from IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, Anna University, ICT-Mumbai, (BHEL) and will be engaged in the activities of the centre.

Second in line is the DST-Water Innovation Centre for sustainable treatment, reuse and management which has been established with the aim to undertake synchronized research and training programmes on various issues related to wastewater management, water treatment, sensor development, and distribution and

"This multi-institutional virtual centre will be looking into a sustainable approach for water resources protection and augmentation through and reuse and

"The centre will provide a unique opportunity for the various groups in different organizations working in the area of wastewater management, water treatment, sensor development and to collaborate and work in synergized manner to ensure adequate and safe sources of drinking water for rural and urban and process water for highly polluting industries, through research, and capacity building," the said.

The third one would be the test bed on which are being established by IIT Madras and KGDS as solution providers in Naripaaiyur, district, with the aim to deliver customized to address prevalent water challenges in the arid coastal villages located on the shores of the



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First Published: Thu, January 24 2019. 21:02 IST