Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences (Independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh visited the CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI), Nagpur on June 28, 2014.
CSIR sighted various R&D facilities of the Institute, including compost facility which has been developed under CSIR-800 programme to create wealth from waste, and emission monitoring and control mobile laboratory, which is capable of real time air sampling and analysis to timely protect the people from the impacts of air pollution. The Minister was shown a number of innovative technologies equipped in the emission monitoring and control mobile laboratory (van).
He was informed that this laboratory has been developed under the project-“National Clean Air Mission (NCAM)” of the Institute. Director, CSIR-NEERI
Dr. Satish R. Wate apprised the Minister and Vice-President, CSIR that this mobile laboratory is capable of performing flue gas sampling, measurement, and control of various pollutants, including: Hg, As, Se, B and other metals, particulates, Ammonia, NOx, SOx, and CO. The Minister and Vice President, CSIR was also informed that this emission monitoring and control mobile laboratory operates with various facilities that contain numerous analytical instruments, to provide real time, on-site, and validated information related to air quality.
During his visit to CSIR-NEERI, the Minister and Vice President, CSIR interacted with Divisional Heads. The Director of CSIR-NEERI Dr. Satish R. Wate briefed about the significant R&D activities and achievements of the Institute, in particular about lab to land projects, 12th Five Year Plan projects undertaken in the interest of the nation and CSIR-800 projects to incubate science & technology (S&T) in the villages and improve the lives of the people through S&T intervention. Minister of Science & Technology and Vice-President, CSIR emphasized on the need to use science and technology as a tool for social transformation. The Minister desired to visit CSIR-NEERI again as he is looking forward India to lead in the area of environmental science and engineering.