National Service Scheme Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (NSS IIT Roorkee) on Friday organised a three-day Sustainability Conclave under the theme “Yearning for Viability” to address prime issues, including climate change, environmental degradation, energy crisis and water shortage. The aim of the conclave was to empower young and innovative minds by bringing them together on a common platform through the experience and expertise of leaders and researchers.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami, launched the TechSarthi Scheme, which will help industries to adopt technically sound solutions, gear up their growth, and realise the objective of “local to global”.
“I am sure the conclave on sustainability will bear fruitful results. I would like to point out that any development, be it technological or otherwise should be sustainable, only then it will work towards building the nation,” said Dhami.
The objective of this initiative is to audit industrial units to assess the current status of technology, offer practical solutions to their problems and suggest improvements to improve overall efficiency.
As a result, industries can either adopt the latest technologies or improve the existing technologies in a sustainable manner. IIT Roorkee will provide industry access to its research and development facilities through the I-STEM portal.
Apart from the Chief Minister, Roorkee MLA Pradeep Batra and Swami Yatindranand Giri, Mahamandaleshwar of Juna Akhaada were also present at the event.
The conclave was divided into conferences on sustainability, followed by a series of exchanges of strategies to help achieve long-term sustainability, workshops, hackathons, ideas, case studies and discussions.