These technologies will now be disseminated to society through the Higher Education Institutional network of UBA and local chapters of VIBHA
The Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhant recently launched CSIR Technologies for rural development under a joint initiative of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA).
The event was organized through online platform on the occasion of CSIR-NISTADS 40th Foundation Day, here. The technologies released included:
- Improved bee hive for quality and hygienic extraction of honey, CSIR-IHBT, Palampur
- Technology for manufacturing of Ginger paste, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore
- Dehumidified drier for food and agri products, CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram; and
- Technology for agricultural waste (wheat bran, sugarcane bagasse and fruit peels) based biodegradable plates, cups and cutleries, CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram
Over the years CSIR has developed several appropriate technologies which could be deployed in rural areas for development and livelihood generation and achieving sustainable development goals. These technologies will now be disseminated to society through the Higher Education Institutional network of UBA and local chapters of VIBHA. CSIR- National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS) is acting as a nodal CSIR Lab to establish linkages between CSIR laboratories, UBA, VIBHA, and stakeholders.
CSIR-IHBT has launched the ‘Poshan Maitree – Food Supplementation Programme’ in association with ICDS Poshan Abhiyan of the government. ‘Spice Cultivation Programme’ is also launched with the distribution of planting material for the cultivation of Heeng in Lahaul & Spiti and Saffron in Chamba, Kullu, and Mandi districts of the state.