DST iHub - AWaDH
Agriculture & Water Technology Development Hub
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
R & D Domains
The R & D focus of the hub consists:
Agriculture Automation & Information systems
The domain emphasises on sustainable data collection with affordable sensing infrastructure, data analysis with state of the art AI/ML methods, and distribution of the information with an adaptive human-computer interface for decision support and task automation.Know more
IoT is the backbone of most agriculture CPS systems. IoT prototypes do not automatically scale to large IoT systems. One should understand the problems associated with the system development processes before attempting to go from prototype to large scale systems. We aim to build scalable IoT solutions for management and tracking of agriculture products.Know more
Water Treatment & Management
Water treatment and management domain deals with the water quality assessment, treatment and management using IoT enabled nanobubble based advanced oxidation, aeration, aerobic digestion and dissolved air flotation unit in wastewater and comparing its performance with the existing methods.Know more
Water & Soil Assessment Processes
Water and Soil Quality Assessment Processes domain aims at developing and utilizing cyber physical system enabled tools to address environmental quality issues pertaining to agriculture and water domain that are of regional and national importance, including eco-friendly technologies for soil and groundwater contaminant remediation, impact assessment of natural and/or anthropogenic activities, and soil/water quality assessment.Know more
Stubble Management Systems & Urban Farming
Stubble Management Systems and Urban Farming domain focus on the removal of stubble, post-harvest usage of waste created, urban farming and development of new machines for agriculture. The aim is to create novel and sustainable system for Indian continent with reuse of crop residues (such as bio-char development or paper making), and land resource development in urban areas (such as vertical farming, hydroponics, etc.).Know more
Nuclear Applications in Agriculture & Water
Nuclear application in agriculture and water aim to identify the sources of soil/water contamination by radioactive pollutants, determine the distributions of naturally occurring and artificially infused radioisotopes, and to develop advanced chemical/physical methods and techniques to remove the radio-contamination from the soil and water, and food irradiation for self life enhancement of agri products.Know more
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We put immense emphasis on promoting cutting edge research and development of high quality.
Online Internship Carnival
In the framework of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical SystemKnow more
IIT Ropar Ties Up With Dassault Systemes To Support Online Internships
AWaDH has tied up with a firm named Dassault Systemes to support a eight-week long online internship carnivalRead more
Dassault, IIT Ropar Jointly Offer Virtual Internship in Agriculture, Water Issues
Starting from May 24, the virtual internship will nurture 100 individuals across 20 teams. The winning teams from this program, will be offered paid internships for six monthsRead more
Dassault Systemes and IIT Ropar Join Hands to Drive Student Led Innovation and Research on Agriculture and Water
Dassault Systems has associated with IIT Ropar’s AWaDH to support the university’s Online Internship CarnivalRead more
The #innovation hub approved by GOI at @iitrpr will help the #agriculture and water sector in the country by bringing solutions for stubble management, water quality improvement, mapping of hazardous substances in water, soil & their treatment. #NewIndia
For humankind, there is nothing more mattering than sustainable agriculture. The R & D efforts at AWaDH underline the emphasis on technology innovation in the agriculture & water domain. I am confident, AWaDH of IIT Ropar will redefine agriculture practices towards an evergreen revolution.
The establishment of AWaDH at IIT Ropar is the most incredible opportunity for technology innovations in region. I trust, AWaDH will promote academic cooperation among the institutions and set an example for other Hubs in the country to emulate.
The iHub - AWaDH, through its pioneering and collaborative R & D initiatives, can transform the commercial use of Technology and Innovations in the domain of Agriculture & Water and greatly benefit the farmers of this region and the country as a whole.
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We partner with leading academic organizations, FPOs, startups, businesses, and philanthropists. Our partners include more than 200 FPOs, several research & academic institutions, and growing.