IIT-K develops tech for growing fresh veggies in high altitude areas


The engineering will cut down the shortage of contemporary vegetables and mitigate helpful natural and organic squander management in areas like Leh-Ladakh

A group of researchers and scientists from the Indian Institute of Technologies (IIT), Kanpur, has formulated a solar electrical power-centered ‘root zone heating system’ and ‘vermi bed’ process for plants in high altitude parts.

In accordance to a press launch, the technology has been formulated keeping in perspective the scarcity of fresh greens or agricultural create and the absence of productive organic and natural waste administration in large altitude areas like the Leh-Ladakh area.

Prof Abhay Karandikar, director, IIT Kanpur stated, “The superior altitude locations pose some important issues when it will come to availability of fresh develop and organic and natural waste management, especially for our defence forces that require a good amount of new make in their day by day eating plan. Thanks to the local weather and weather conditions circumstances, it is complicated to avail contemporary create yr-extended.”

“Hence, this novel technology of root zone heating program and vermi bed approach developed by the crew at our institute is a substantial move towards assisting particularly our defence forces deployed there with new vegetable supply and a option to successfully mitigate natural and organic waste,” he said.

A staff comprising MTech pupil Anshul Rawat, and Prof Mukesh Sharma, and Prof Anubha Goel from the office of civil engineering has been granted patent for this technological innovation.

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