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IIT Roorkee Won National Gold Award for E-Governance

"It has applications in both civilian & military domains. We hope it will contribute towards the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat” said Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee
January 20, 2022
IIT Roorkee

The team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee received the National ‘Golden’ Award for e-Governance for outstanding research on citizen-centric services by educational/research institutions led by Prof. Dharmendra Singh. The award has been presented to the team for the development of an e-waste-based microwave absorbing material intended for electromagnetic shielding and intelligence applications.

Radar absorbing material (RAM) is essential for modern engineering to prevent Electromagnetic (EM) pollution and in intelligence military operations. Keeping in mind the various uses of RAM in public works and defence, this innovation will help in meeting the critical need to synthesise and manufacture effective microwave absorbers at low cost from cheap raw materials and fewer complex techniques. This will help develop end-to-use intelligence solutions and products such as stealth solutions and camouflage nets using E-waste and radar absorbing materials and paints for EMI shielding and suppression of harmful mobile phone radiation.

These awards were given by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Hon’ble Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in the 24th National Conference on e-Governance held at Hyderabad (Telangana) on 7-8 January 2022. Independent charge) was given by Dr. Jitendra Singh.

“This development has applications in both civilian and military domains. We hope it will contribute towards the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the area of defence technology”

About the technology and use of this material, Prof. Dharmendra Singh said,  “Considering the different applications of Microwave Absorbing Materials (MAMs) in the civil and defence sector, there is a vital need for cost-effective synthesis and fabrication of effective microwave absorbers using low-cost raw materials and less complex fabrication techniques. Thereby, the proposed solution is to provide an alternative option to develop wideband (frequency: 1-18 GHz) MAMs using E-waste having the properties defined by the end-users. A considerable amount of resources, such as materials, time, manpower, cost, etc., will be saved with the developed technique.”

The 24th e-Governance (NCEG) Conference-2021 was organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Telangana.