Three Mission Centres Inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras
The Union Minister for Science and Technology inaugurated the three Department of Science and Technology (DST) mission centres at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) at the collective cost of Rs 50 crore.
DST Mission Centres
The three DST mission centres inaugurated were:
- DST -IITM Solar Energy Harnessing Centre: This will focus on a wide range of research and technology development activities such as silicon solar cells that promise high efficiency and are suited for Indian conditions.
- DST- IITM Centre for Sustainable Treatment, Reuse and Management for Efficient, Affordable and Synergistic Solutions for Water (Water-IC for SUTRAM of EASY WATER): It focuses on synchronized research and training programs on various issues related to wastewater management, water treatment, sensor development, stormwater management and distribution and collection systems.
- DST-IITM-KGDS Test-bed on Solar Thermal Desalination Solutions in Narippaiyur: It has been established with an aim to deliver customised technology solutions to address prevalent water challenges in the arid coastal village located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
These centres are focused on critical technologies for sustainability like harnessing of solar energy in myriad ways, and scientific recycling and conservation of water.