1. Technology Development
Improving Traditional Water Mills for Income Generation and Improvement of Livelihood of Tribals in Arunachal Pradesh
This activity was taken on project mode with the basic objective to improve the efficiency of the traditional water mills and also generate electricity for better livelihood. Water Mills have been used from time immemorial in the State for grinding wheat, rice, maize etc. Efficiency of Traditional water mill is very less hydraulically as locally available materials like wooden shaft, wooden blade, wooden chute and stone were used. In the absence of appropriate technology, water mills were never used for any other purpose on which they run. With the technology intervention the efficiency will improve and also generate electricity. Thus IWM has bearing in the socio-economy improvement of the tribal people. The model developed through this project can be replicated in the entire Himalayan region for income generation and production of electricity in remote locations.
2. Technology Demonstrations
Installation of Micro Hydel projects of 2 X 100 kW & 3 X 100 kW capacities at different selected locations of Arunachal Pradesh
These projects were implemented on demo R & D mode with the basic objective to provide electricity to the remote villages of Arunachal Pradesh for a better livelihood through replication of the cross flow turbine technology developed by IISC, Bangalore especially designed for low head projects. The development of Mini Hydel projects are quite favourable due to availability of proven technology, short gestation period of project, cheap and simple operation due to proximity of other similar projects, no escalation in cost of production, long service life and no impact on environment. The cross flow technology can be replicated in the entire Himalayan region for generation of electricity in remote locations.
Scientific Evaluation of Water Purification System (Selection, Installation and Assessment)
The project was implemented with the basic objective towards assessment of performance of different types of water purification systems/ technologies commercially available based on ultra filtration, adsorption, reverse osmosis, Ion exchange, resin technology, UV, Ozonation etc. for providing safe drinking water in Schools/ Institution. Through this project, new facilities have been created in the form of water storage tanks for both raw and treated, filtered safe drinking water in the schools. Installation of suitable and need based type of water purification units have addressed the much needed basic requirement of having safe drinking water available to the students, teachers in the remote schools. The project needs to be replicated so that more numbers of schools in remote areas can be covered and facilities for providing safe drinking water created in these schools of Arunachal Pradesh.
Banana and Pineapple Fibre extraction and processing.
The use of “Banana” fiber for textile and other purpose as natural material is a new concept for India. Research work done by textile research organizations including KVIC( Khadi Village Industry Corporation) and NRCB (National Research Centre for Banana-Trichy) has been found that banana fiber can be a very promising source of natural fibre. Wild banana is abundant and are available almost free of cost in Arunachal Pradesh which can be sustainably exploited income generation and self employment for the youths of the State. The project is being implemented to facilitate meaningful utilization, value addition of otherwise least important, resources discarded as wastes through demonstration and application of appropriate technologies available. Further, it would also help towards developing entrepreneurship, self employment by youths through production and marketing of the end products.
Installation of Geo-thermal based Heating and Cooling System at Science Centre, Itanagar.
Arunachal Pradesh in its attempt to adopt to the fast growth of technology in India has implemented the geothermal-based heating and cooling system, a pilot project in collaboration with The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) in Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre (APSC), Itanagar that offers more than 30% energy saving, cooling and heating facility without loss of water.
3. Popularization of Science
National Children’s Science Congress Activities
Activities of 24th and 25th National Children’s Science Congress 2014 & 2015 was organized both at the Districts and State level by Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology, Itanagar as per the directives, guidelines issued by National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The activities of NCSC continued in the state for over a period of 120 days. In CSC 2014, one hundred fifty four (154) nos. of projects were presented with participation of one hundred twenty nine (129) nos. of schools from both government and private sectors from all the seventeen (17) districts of the state in the programme. There was participation of 636 nos. of child scientists of which 322 nos. and 314 nos. were male and female child scientists respectively.
In CSC 2015, in total one hundred seventy eight (178) nos. of projects were presented with participation of one hundred fifty five (155) nos. of schools from both government and private sectors from all the nineteen (19) districts of the state in the programme. There was participation of 711 nos. of child scientists of which 364 nos. and 347 nos. were male and female child scientists respectively.
At the State level CSC 2014, Ten (10) projects in order of their merit and relevance to the focal theme were adjudged and selected for presentation at the 22nd National Children’s Science Congress 2014 held at SJB Institute of Technology, BGS Health and Education City, Kengeri, Bengaluru in Karnataka during December 27-31, 2014.
The project of Shri Millo Dacha and his group entitled “Study of Weather Changes of Roing Area and An attempt to reduce Air pollution” from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Roing, Lower Dibang Valley District is one among the 20 projects selected from among the 605 projects that had been presented by child scientists on the selected focal theme “Understanding Weather and Climate” from all the states and union territories of the country besides from Bangladesh and UAE at the 22nd NCSC 2014 at Bengaluru.
Out of the forty three (43) projects presented and scrutinized at the State level CSC 2015, ten (10) projects in order of their merit and relevance to the focal theme were adjudged and selected for presentation and representing Arunachal Pradesh at the 23rd National Children’s Science Congress 2015 held at Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab during December 27-31, 2015.
The project of Miss Lishank Tasar and her group entitled “A study on Traditional Architecture in Itanagar Capital complex and to improve a modified Typology for a Climatic responsive contemporary House” from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Nirjuli, Papum Pare District is one among the 16 projects selected from among the 636 projects that had been presented by child scientists on the selected focal theme “Understanding Weather and Climate” from all the states and union territories at the 23rd NCSC 2015 at Chandigarh University, Mohali.
Multidisciplinary Workshop on Science & Technology for VIPNET Science Clubs of North-East Region
Three days duration “Multidisciplinary Workshop on Science & Technology for VIPNET Science Clubs of North-East Region” was organised at Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre Itanagar from 9th to 11th February 2015. Workshop was organized by VIGYAN PRASAR, DST, GoI, Noida, and Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
The main objective of the project was to strengthen the arms of VIGYAN PRASAR by activating and forming a new VIPNET Science Clubs in the NE Region to take up its science popularization activity at remotely place schools and to create scientific temperament, curiosity towards understanding the Science & Technology. The main emphasis was laid on the concept of “Learning by Doing”. The participants were Vipnet Science Club Members and school teachers from different states of North East Region and all districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
Science Teachers Training cum Capacity Building on Low Cost, No Cost Programme (Seven days Science Teachers Training Programme on Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Hydroponics and Vermi composting):
This workshop for teachers was to impart pedagogy of teaching learning methods with experiments only and even develop more experiments once they are exposed to this kind of ‘no cost’ ‘low cost’ experiments was organized during 9th to 17th Decemebr,2014 at Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, Itanagar.
Science Outreach Programme
Science Outreach programme was organised and conducted at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Liromoba, West Siang district during 21st -22nd November, 2014. Explaining science behind so called Miracles, Mathematics, Biodiversity, Astronomy were the themes which was addressed for the benefit of the students and general mass.
Taramandal shows were also conducted during the programme which was the major attraction among the students and local populace. Resource persons drawn from Tezpur University, APSCS&T and Science Centre addressed the issues through presentations, demonstrations and hands on experiments.
Outreach programme on Scientific Awareness among Students was organised and conducted at Donyi Polo Govt. College, Kamki, West Siang district during 24th -25th February, 2016. Explaining science behind so called Miracles, Biodiversity, Astronomy were the themes which was addressed for the benefit of the students and general mass.
Three days duration Awareness Campaign on Disaster Management was organized in Darak Circle of West Siang District during 12th to 14th March in association with Students of Disaster Management Programme, Department of Geography, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh. The awareness campaign was based on the selected theme viz. safety measures during earthquake, landslide fire accident, school safety, drug addiction. Students, teachers, general public of Darak circle attended the programme.
Nature Study Orientation Workshop cum Camp
Nature Study Orientation Workshop and Camp (s) was organised with the basic objectives towards (i) Creating scientific awareness among the student community on bio-resources, understanding of nature and environment in which they live (ii) Increase awareness on the importance and usefulness of the natural resources and basic science and (iii) Enable the school students to develop simple kits and to demonstrate scientific phenomena using locally available materials.
With the above basic objectives a workshop cum camp was organised during 28th – 30th October, 2014 at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Aalo, West Siang District. More such are in the pipe line, which will be organised in different places of the state during the current year 2016-17.
IPR cells have been established in the following selected institutions:
- Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Itanagar.
- North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli.
- National Institute of Technology, Yupia.
- College of Horticulture and Forestry, Pasighat .
- Rajiv Gandhi Polytechnic, Itanagar
- Creative Modification of Aggressive Packet Combining Scheme to Achieve Reasonable Higher Throughput and good Conclusively Better efficiency.
- First Ever Noble Implementation Scheme of Perfect Security: Automatic Variable Key (AVK) in Various Forms.
- Semi-circular curved Rhombohedra Passive Micromixer.
- Any new innovative activities.
Three Patent applications filed for the grant, registration of patent for the invention made by National Institute of Technology, Yupia Arunachal Pradesh through the Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) TIFAC, DST, New Delhi.
The invention for which patent applications has been filed are;
Sponsor Child scientists from the State to participate in various International Science Expos and Fairs.
APSCS&T is encouraging child scientists whose project get selected at the National Level of Children’s Science Congress by the way of sponsoring their participation in different International Science Expos, Fairs as an incentive to motivate more children of the State to participate in NCSC with their creative and innovative ideas in the form of projects.
- Miss Ngagam Yoka and her group from Vivekananda Publich School, Daporijo, Upper Subansiri District, whose project got selected among the best projects at the 21st NCSC 2013 at Bhopal was sponsored and had participated in the MILESET EXPO SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL (ESI-2015) AT Brussels, Belgium during 19th – 25th July, 2015.
- Miss Lishank Tassar and her group from Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Nirjuli, Papum Pare District, whose project was selected among the best projects at the 23rd NCSC 2015 at Chandigarh was sponsored and had participated in the Taiwan International Science Fair 2016 held at Taipei, Taiwan during 24th -29th January, 2016.