DCR-IIT collaboration to implement technological inventions and research outputs in villages at the ground level
DCR University of Science and Technology, Murthal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi to speed up the village development programmes under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan in Sonepat district.
Rajendra Kumar Anayat, Vice Chancellor of DCR university told that the technological inventions and research outputs of the university would be implemented in villages at the ground level. The research output would include water management, solid waste disposal, improving agricultural productivity, solar energy promotion of commercial agriculture in order to enhance the income of villagers, drip irrigation and to improve skills of rural youth.
Skill training programmes for rural men and women
The university is also working to organise short-term skill training programmes for rural women in stitching, weaving and cookery. On the other hand, training programmes for men include carpentry, welding and masonry. These training programmes are intended to enable the unemployed youth to start their own small-scale works and improve their income sources.
Prof Vijay Sharma and Prof Shailja Sikarwar, who signed the MoU commented that the solid waste generated from kitchens and agricultural waste in fields in the district is biodegradable and rich in nutrients. It can be efficiently used in developing high-quality organic manure as well as energy generation.
The researchers will take up the problems and issues of rural areas at PhD and M Tech level and the evolved solutions will be implemented at the ground level. Moreover, IIT-D will provide basic financial and technical assistance in the process of collaboration.