CKIC-DRIIVPI's Corner

Waste to Wealth

Dr. K K Pant

PI, Waste to Wealth

In the Waste to Wealth theme, we envisage the demonstration of self-sustainable integrated waste to wealth technologies in line with Government of India initiatives like Unnat Bharat, AtmaNirbhar Bharat, and Swachh Bharat. One immediate societal impact would be in the form of a clean and sustainable environment for almost 58 million people of the Delhi NCR.

Water Security

Dr. Man Singh

PI, Water Security

With a rapidly increasing population density and sprawl, NCR-Delhi having a population of 17 million and area of 1483 sq.km. is looking at an increasingly uncertain water future. A host of problems threaten water security of the region including quality and availability issues, inadequate handling of sewage in drains, frequent flooding, pesticide and metal in the aquatic ecosystem. This vertical aims to deliver a comprehensive array of technologies, best practices, and training materials that will be of use to both government machinery as well as public.

Air Pollution

Dr. Sagnik Dey

PI, Air Pollution

Air pollution is the largest environmental health risk factor in India. In 2019, 1.67 million deaths were attributed to air pollution. Lost output from morbidity and mortality due to air pollution caused an estimated 1.36% loss in GDP, with Delhi suffering the highest per-capita economic loss. In this theme led by CERCA, IIT Delhi, 12 research organisations and think-tanks across the national capital region joined hand to find out solutions to the air pollution problem in this region by identifying and resolving the hurdles in implementing clean air action plan.

AI/ML in Healthcare

Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi

PI, AI/ML in Healthcare

The theme Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Healthcare will bring together expertise in medicine, genomics, and artificial intelligence to create healthcare solutions. A key focus will be to create a preventive, predictive, and responsive backbone for India's healthcare challenges through cutting edge technology, research and skilling solutions.

Sustainable E-mobility

Dr. B K Panigrahi

PI, Sustainable E-mobility

The sub-theme on Sustainable e-mobility is focused to bring together academia, industry, policy planning bodies and government departments together to promote and adopt the EVs for public transportation purpose. The prime objective is to look into various issues pertaining to the charging infrastructure, Battery swapping stations and the grid issues from the distribution utility prospective.

Effective Education

Prof. Jyoti Sharma

PI, Effective Education

The theme Effective Education would involve students in research and innovation in both industry and academia to improve their conceptual understanding and develop analytical and critical thinking abilities. More importantly, students would actually work on those problems that need science-based solutions, which would enable them to understand how to apply knowledge to solve real life problems.

DRIIV Getting Media Attention

Hindustan Times

In works: A collaborative approach to find Sustainable solutions to Delhi's crucial challenges:

The main task is to develop an ecosystem around science and technology where various players can come together and contribute in bringing innovation from the laboratory to the market. We don't want to leave research on paper, directionless, but drive it along what is needed as per the national mission requirements... read more

The Times of India

Pilot project to stop diesel trucks at Delhi Border:

DRIIV, a government of India initiative, has initiated a pilot project along with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, to explore the possibility of building logistics hubs along the Delhi-Jaipur highway where diesel trucks can be stopped. The goods they are carrying to the capital can then be unloaded and transhipped to Delhi in electric... read more

The Hindu

COVID-19 surge preparedness with AI, genomic surveillance:

New and emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to pose a threat to the health of populations across the globe. Counting the unique and observable changes in the sequences available until January 2022 shows more than 6,000 mutations have accumulated in the spike gene of the virus... read more

Hindustan Times

Delhi-Jaipur Electric Highway:

Ashwini Chaubey, Minister of State for Environment, who will flag off the trial run, said that the Delhi-Jaipur E-Highway with NHEV pilot will be the landmark initiative by Ease of Doing Business. Chaubey said, “This unique initiative will benefit tourist and people to 'travel clean' on EVs who are not even EV owners and will inspire more people to buy and participate in making India surface transport green... read more

Urban Transport News

Tech for Circular Economy brings Delhi-Jaipur E-Highway:

Atal Harit Vidyut Rashtriya Mahamarg will break its own existing record of the longest EV Tech Trial Run ever conducted in the country. Dr (Smt) Parvinder Maini, Scientific Secretary, OPSA congratulated DRIIV and NHEV, an initiative under EoDB for recognizing the synergy between Science and experimenting through pilots... read more