Nagpur: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is stepping into the Platinum Jubilee Year, celebrating its 75th Foundation Day on September 26, 2016 in New Delhi. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is slated to inaugurate the event.
Coinciding with this event, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute has established a Centre for Strategic Urban Management(C-SUM), which aims to involve urban local bodies and stakeholders for building smart sustainable cities. C-SUM will provide the solutions to improve a city’s environmental quality and reduce carbon footprint. It will also address the local environmental issues on priority to better achieve sustainable urbanization with appropriate environmental planning, management capacity and policy application.
C-SUM will form a nation-wide network comprising of the City Managers, authorities, Govt. Officials, for implementation of effective strategies with respect to water and wastewater management, management of urban flooding, storm water and sanitation. Innovative technological solutions will be provided for the site-specific sewage and wastewater treatment. C-SUM will also suggest waste management strategies for betterment of environment and health. Resource accounting and management, and capacity building will be addressed through C-SUMto create clean and green ecosystem in line with Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat, HRIDAY and AMRUT schemes of Government of India.
The expertise of CSIR-NEERI will be used to develop a Carbon Neutral Society through S&T interventions like Green Building Systems, Energy Efficiency, Non-conventional Energy and Efficient Waste Management. The impact on environment due to proposed developmental activities will be estimated through carrying capacity studies to provide effective management plans, strategic measures for mitigating climate change and opportunities for young researchers to do research using the facilities of CSIR-NEERI. Director, CSIR-NEERI Dr. Rakesh Kumar said that C-SUM will be instrumental in improving efficiency of urban operation and services, and taking care of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects.