IIT Kanpur Current Affairs

IIT Kanpur sets up India’s first advisory centre for energy

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur has set up India’s first Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) with the help of Government of United Kingdom. The first of its kind centre in India aims at providing independent advisory on policy and regulatory matters in the power and energy sector.

Centre for Energy Regulation (CER)

It is initiative of Department of Industrial and Management Engineering of IIT Kanpur to enhance regulatory research and networking in Indian power sector. CER and identified activities under it are funded by Department for International Development (DfID), Government of United Kingdom (UK).

CER focuses on need for India specific forward-looking research in collaboration of regulatory institutions and relevant stakeholders to provide solutions to issues such as growth of Indian economy, increasing energy demand, energy efficiency, security and access to electricity.

It encourages interaction between regulatory and academic institutions. It targets to offer research in emerging areas of power sector regulation and policy. It core research areas comprise regulatory and policy changes in power and energy sector, energy finance, energy sector modelling and operative planning in energy markets etc.

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IIT-Kanpur adopts five villages under Namami Gange programme

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur has adopted five villages in Uttar Pradesh under the Namami Gange programme.

These five villages are Ramel Nagar, Khoyra Katree, Pratapur, Hari Hindpur, and Katri Ladhva Khera.

Key Facts

  • Under the initiative, IIT-Kanpur will use its expertise to restrict the flow of sewage into the River Ganga. The task will be undertaken by the institute’s civil engineering department.
  • It will ensure that sewage water is not disposed of in the river, and also keep a check on quality of drinking water and sanitation.
  • IIT-Kanpur is one of the 13 educational institutes directed by the Union Government to adopt villages and turn them into role models in sanitation for others to replicate.

About Namami Gange programme

Namami Gange Programme is an ambitious integrated Ganga Conservation Mission that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2015. The programme integrates the efforts to clean and protect the Ganga River in a comprehensive manner.

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