The need for a green sustainable world has never been as sharply felt as it is today. The conservation and judicious use of natural resources for economic upliftment, employment generation and alleviating social inequalities is the raison d’ etre of the Centre. We carry our research in the following areas:
The efficient use of water, land reclamation and rehabilitation.
Developing affordable technologies to efficiently deliver and monitor water for irrigation use by employing sensor network and microcontrollers.
Developing Science and Technology for soil conservation and fertility improvement.
Using biotechnology: tissue culture, genetic engineering and biofertilization for increased food production, livestock and bio-diversity.
Develop technologies to harness non-conventional energy sources like solar energy for agriculture and human habitat.
Educating, training, demonstrating, evaluating, and documenting technologies for sustainable desert development.
Water resources are fast diminishing world wide and the quality of the available water has also deteriorated over time. There is a need to conserve this important natural resource through education, training, technology driven systems approach, etc. Israel and some other countries have done pioneering work in the area of desert development technologies. The Ben Gurion University in Israel has developed technologies for conservation of water in irrigation, particularly the drip irrigation systems. In India, some companies have taken know how from Israel for the production of drip irrigation systems.Further, rapid developments have taken place in integrated computer based sensors and associated wireless systems. By developing wireless sensor systems, a higher level of sensor technology is possible. Tissue culture and biotechnology have revolutionised the development of new variety of plants, etc. Thus there is a need to develop advanced technologies in this area for conservation of water, energy etc. and improve productivity.
Recycling and desalination of gray water for irrigation purposes.
Assessment of Groundwater resources in the Shekhawati Area using Remote Sensing data and Geographical Information systems.
Development of Aloe Vera processing.
Impact of desertification on nomadic populations and vice versa .
Several exchange visits of BITS Alumni and Faculty and BGU/BIDR Faculty have taken place. A Memorandum Of Understanding between the two institutions has been signed. In addition to exchange of ideas and expertise, joint projects are being undertaken. Some examples are:
A technology driven systems approach integrating various disciplines will be followed in the project. Specifically, the following steps are identified:
Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive.
Prof. Rajiv Gupta
Shri Gyanendra Singh
Chairman, Category Management Inc, Houston, TX, USA
Shri Shiv N. Sanwal
MD, Atlas Fine Chemical Pvt. Ltd., Nasik Road Maharashtra
Shri K. C. Sacheti
Chairman, Galaxy USA, New York, USA
Shri Pradeep Bishnoi
OSD, OCL India Ltd., New Delhi