Dr. Jayanta Kumar Roy, Hon’ble MP, Jalpaiguri, shares his willingness for possible adoption and utilization of the CSIR-CMERI Technologies in his constituency to begin with.
Dr. Jayanta Kumar Roy, Hon’ble MP, Jalpaiguri and Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests, Government of India, and Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, visited CSIR-CMERI on 12th December 2021 to explore and discuss avenues for utilization of CSIR-CMERI Societal Technologies across the Nation, with Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI .
The CSIR-CMERI Indigenous Innovations i.e. the Municipal Solid Waste Management Pilot Plant (which includes the Bio-Gas, Mechanized Segregation, Plasma Gasification, Brick Making, Briquetting Plant etc.) Cold Storage System, Mechanized Scavenging System, Waste Water Rejuvenation Technology for Agricultural Use, Solar Tree, SMART Parking Technology, Oxygen Parlour and Solar Chulha Technologies were exhibited to Dr. Roy, Hon’ble MP.
Dr. Jayanta Kumar Roy, Hon’ble MP, Jalpaiguri,while addressing Media Personnel during the Press Conference shared that CSIR-CMERI has a diverse and vast array of Technology Profile, which has tremendous potential for Social Impact. There is a need for bolstering the Awareness about the Technologies across the Nation. he shared his willingness for the utilization of CSIR-CMERI Technologies in his constituency . The most of the cities adjoining his constituency i.e. Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Mekhliganj, Malbazaar, there is lack of comprehensive Municipal Solid Waste Management Ecosystem. The CSIR-CMERI Municipal Solid Waste Management System can have a tremendous impact, if utilize in the region. Dr. Roy also gave a special mention to the CSIR-CMERI Solar Chulha, which after widespread adoption across the Nation can help in substantial reduction of dependence upon Imported Fossil Fuels, neutralise pollution levels and help in access to Clean Cooking Systems-which also reduces Indoor Pollution to a great extent. Further, adoption of Sustainable Cooking Systems such as these will also help in affordable cooking solutions for the masses. The Reuse of Construction Debris as demonstrated by the Scientists of CSIR-CMERI can help in the Sustainable Infrastructure Construction efforts, especially in Villages and Rural India.
Dr. Jayanta Kumar Roy,further shared that he has been apprised in detail about the CSIR-CMERI Societal Technologies which potentially might form the foundations for a Technology-Driven SMART Village. The technologies collectively will have a tremendous impact in developing a Sustainable Ecosystem which is Environment Friendly and holistic Societal Development. Dr. Roy shared that Prof. Harish Hirani has fully extended his ‘Hand of Support’ for building up a Robust Society through S&T Innovations, the Implementation Plan and Project would be soon discussed in detail for adoption of the same in ‘Changmari Village’ of Maynaguri Block, West Bengal in the near future.
Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, expressed his delight and gratitude to Dr. Jayanta Kumar Roy, Hon’ble MP, for his kind presence at CSIR-CMERI and experience the Indigenous Socio-Economic Technology Innovations of the Institute. At CSIR-CMERI Technology and Society go hand-in-hand for holistic and Sustainable Development of Nation at large. CSIR-CMERI proposes a 3-D Societal Development Plan i.e. ‘User-Defined Innovations’, Skill Development Initiatives and Continuous Prototype Assessment for ‘Incremental Innovation’.
In accordance with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India i.e. a ‘Zero-Waste and Zero Landfill India’ CSIR-CMERI is the proud custodian of the Municipal Solid Waste Management System, which is premised upon a 3-step waste processing strategy i.e. ‘Reuse, Recycle and Waste-to-Energy’. Various modules of the Technology have already been deployed in West Bengal and Manipur over the years. The SMART Parking Technology can help reduce the complications and wastage of fuel associated with Parking of Vehicles in Urban areas. The CSIR-CMERI Cold Storage Technology can revolutionise Post-Harvest Agro-produce Storage Scenario in India, besides decimating the issues pertaining to pollution caused by the usage of Stubbles in Cold Storage. CSIR-CMERI has provided Skill Development Programs for over 7500 people from across the Nation in diverse domains such as Robotic & Automation, Waste Management to Water Purification. This effort has been directed towards holistic development of S&T skilled Human Resource as well as multiplying awareness about latest Technological Advancements in various domains.