IIT, Kanpur develops new technology to control pollution in Ganga
Kanpur: In a breakthrough research at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, the scientists have designed a monochrome sensor which could trace the source and extent of pollutants in river Ganga.
The sensor based technology in the four cameras installed at a small aircraft or drone is currently in the pilot stage but its efficacy has been proved to a large extent.
The project, partially funded by WWF-India and IMPRINT programme of Human Resource Development (HRD), was highlighted by British Filmmaker Jeremy Wade in his Television show 'Mighty Rivers'.
The research work has been undertaken by a PhD student Deerpo Sarkar under the guidance of Prof Rajiv Sinha of Earth Sciences Department of IIT-K and claimed to be a breakthrough research in tracing, tracking and control the river pollution by the Remote Sensing based Method used in an aircraft.
In the country like India where the river pollution has been nothing short of a menace, the latest technology could come handy to contain it, the scientists claimed.