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Tuesday, October 17, 2006



 

 

 

   NE S&T Developments

  In a sign that India recognizes the lack of development t in the North Eastern sates, it announced a slew of new projects for the region to ensure that the economic and social development happening in the rest of the nation reaches these remote areas.
 

 

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In a sign that India recognizes the lack of development t in the North Eastern sates, it announced a slew of new projects for the region to ensure that the economic and social development happening in the rest of the nation reaches these remote areas. Visiting the areas, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Kapil Sibal laid the foundation of the Nagaland Bamboo Resource Center , he announced the following programs:

  1. Using indigenous technology developed by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc), India plans to implement several 50 mini-hydel (< 100 Kw) projects 25 each in 2007 and 2008 for remote villages in Nagaland. A pilot project capable of generating 2 x 50 kW is already in advanced stages of execution is expected to be complete by end of 2006.

  2. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) will establish a Doppler radar within 2006-07 and also implement 8 Automatic Weather Stations in Nagaland by December 2006.

  3. An extensive neighborhood mapping program starting with 30 schools and 5000 students will start and over the next 15 months, 150 schools with 25,000 students will be covered.

  4. Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) model implemented in Uttaranchal, at least one mobile diagnostic facility will be available in Nagaland.

  5. The Government will introduce 150 nano-membrane filters to provide clean drinking water for rural areas. In addition, the Department of Science and Technology will also provide 33 iron removal plants in Nagaland and 15 such plants in AP.

  6. Science teachers of 4 colleges will be retrained.

  7. Implement 8 to 10 25-75 kilowatt power plants using gasses produced by bamboo for remote areas rural Gasification of bamboo for electricity DST/ NMBA is prepared to supply electricity to villages, or to institutions (residential schools, health sub-centres, small enterprises) by December 2006. The State Government is required to identify the areas, execute feasibility studies, and also explore commercial prospects for this plan.

  8. Install 20 telemetry stations will be set up in the North East to monitor seismic activities.

  9. IMD will also install 50 Automatic Weather Stations in the North East by March 2007 and of these, 13 will be in Arunachal Pradesh (AP) and 8 in Nagaland will be installed by December 2006.

  10. The Government is also encouraging engineered goods based on bamboo to be used in housing and in the construction of public buildings such as schools, hospitals, and dispensaries linked with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) or other Government programs. Bamboo has the ability to withstand high velocity winds of up to 100 kilometers an hour, sub-zero temperatures up to -300 degrees centigrade, and zone V seismic loading. The Indian Army has already deployed such pre-fabricated structures in forward locations in high altitude.

  11. The Central Institute of Scientific Research will also start a program to map bio-resources in the region and will start with AP.

 

 

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