The Ginger-Turmeric processing technology, municipal solid waste management, solar tree and artifacts technology exhibited by CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) were the cynosure at the ‘Conclave and Techno-Fair on Transforming Meghalaya State through Science and Technology Interventions’.
The event also witnessed the demonstration of other technology by CSIR-CMERI including, Complete Water Purification Technologies (Arsenic-Iron-Fluoride) & solutions, Effluent Treatment Plant, Hybrid Mini-Grid among others.
The two-days Techno-fair was organised by the North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR), at the State Convention Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya during 9th-10th April.
Expressing his interest in the unconventional technologies, M.S. Rao, IAS, Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, visited the CSIR-CMERI exhibition and praised technologies especially the Ginger-Turmeric Processing unit, Solar-based Hybrid Mini-Grid & municipal waste management, which will empower Meghalaya and make it an economically developed state.
Sanjib Dhar, Joint Secretary, Ri-Bhoi Farmers Union, Meghalaya also expressed his enthusiasm and amazement at the CSIR-CMERI Ginger-Turmeric Processing Technologies. He also expressed his intent to visit CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur to grasp more about the Sustainable Ecological Concepts and Farming Technological Advancements to help disseminate the same amongst the farming community of Meghalaya.
Discussion regarding CSIR-CMERI developed technologies was also done by the Dr. Atanu Saha, Director, North-East Council, which will be deployed in Meghalaya in cooperation with the respective state governments in North-East. Further technical proposals were sent to the Director, North-East Council for exploring avenues for implementation of the same.