New Delhi, Aug 11 : The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is organising a two-day exhibition on DAE spin-off technologies for non-power applications, an official statement said.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Chairman Rakesh Gupta here at New Moti Bagh recreation club on Sunday. The exhibition is open to the public for two days.
The exhibition is covering technologies developed by the Babha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore and other Units of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), which are useful for the common man in day-to-day life e.g. in the field of health, agriculture, water, food security and environment.
In health sector there are three segments 1) Development of RadioPharmaceuticals 2) Production & Distribution 3) its implementation for diagnosis and therapeutic application.
The treatment of Cancer is managed by Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), a fully autonomous aided institution of DAE, provides comprehensive treatment to cancer patients. Medical devices for Tele-ECG, Bhabhatron- A Radiation tele-therapy machine, screening of TB and Cancer are on display.
In Agriculture, DAE has developed 44 high yielding seed varieties by inducing mutation to suit local weather conditions across the country. DAE has also developed technologies of fertilizer production from bio-sludge and encourages organic farming. The disease resistant, low maturity period and high yielding crops have been well accepted by the farmers. Rural technologies are also being made available to rural youth through ‘AKRUTI’ programme.
In Water, DAE has developed technologies for clean water to fulfill departmental requirements and as spin-off developed many techniques which finds applications in ultrafiltration membrane, RO membrane, multistage flash evaporation and water hydrology based on radio tracers. Low cost water filters for removal of all contamination from drinking water have been displayed.
DAE technologies are finding a lot of applications for Swatch Bharat Mission where biomethanization & Urban Sludge Hygienization technologies are being deployed across the country.
“Nisargruna” plant is a bio- Methanization plant for digesting kitchen food waste and green vegetable wastes from agriculture markets to Methane gas which can be used for cooking/generating electricity or even for running biogas vehicles. This plant can digest animal waste from slaughter house also.
While inaugurating the exhibition, Mr Gupta expressed his happiness that such exhibition is being organized in New Delhi. He said these technologies are helpful in day-to-day life for common people. He added that Government officials act as opinion leaders, so they should visit the exhibition and understand these technologies.
Mr Gupta emphasised that these technologies should be adopted in the whole country on a large scale. Secretary DAE Dr K. N. Vyas reviewed the preparations for exhibition Saturday. The former Secretaries of DAE, Dr Anil Kakodkar, Dr M R Srinivasan were present. The former Secretary DST and member of Atomic Energy Commission, Dr B Rama Rao, also visited exhibits, along with CMD, NPCIL, S. K. Sharma.(UNI)