On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in the commemoration of the occasion the office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the government and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have come together to set up a centre of excellence for waste management and and to set up the wealth technologies for the complete implementation of sustainable scientific and technological solutions for the management of waste in the near future.
The director of IIT Delhi Professor V Ramgopal Rao and Professor K Vijay Raghavan, principal scientific advisor to the government inked a pact together to set up the excellence center for the management of waste. The mission project has been approved under the recently constituted Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
The council is an overarching body for assessment and creation and implementation of major scientific technology and innovative interventions for the upcoming future of waste management in India.
The partnership between the PSA of the government and IIT Delhi will provide an effective platform for the stakeholders to bring in the integrated approaches for effective recycle reuse and recycle recovery of the waste and will help in proper utilization of the unaccounted waste in India.
In order to promote a global discourse on Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi government has lined up a series of events across India to commemorate the 150th anniversary year of Gandhi.
The events will include a global cycling event, compilation of Gandhi anthology with writers form 150 renowned writers globally, a vegetarian food festival, and promotion of khadi as an idea of health solution and not just a garment.
After the PM Modi had initiated the 150th year celebrations of Gandhi on October 2 this year, the government is also planning to prepare a documentary on all the events that will be conducted throughout the year.