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Nuclear Applications in Agriculture & Water

Quantification of radio-siotopes
Radio-contamination measurement
Instrumentation for Agriculture and 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 as well as food irradiation.


Research

AI/CPS powered Food Irradiation facility

In this project we use the radioactive technology to irradiate food products to make them safer and more resistant to spoilage. Irradiation process destroys insects, fungi that cause food to spoil, or bacteria that cause food borne illness. Irradiation makes it possible to keep food a longer duration and in better condition. It is important to note here that the irradiated food does NOT become radioactive. At the doses prescribed, it is impossible for the beta, gamma, or x-rays to transmute the food stuff into radioactive substance.
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Application of N-15 isotope to evaluate nitrogen absorption efficiency of plants

Using N-15 isotope enables the assessment of how much nitrogen crops can acquire from the environment through a process known as biological nitrogen fixation. By attaching radio-tracers in known quantities and varieties of fertilizers, it is possible to determine the efficiency of associated nutrients as the labeled products are absorbed in critical locations in the plant. This technique can be used to substantially optimize the quantity of fertilizer required to produce high production yields, and thus reducing the farming cost and minimizing the environ- mental damage and contamination of soil/water.
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Development of Hybrid SIT technology for the eradication of pests

On the farms, particularly in the countries with a hot and humid climate like India, unwanted insects can lead from substantial irritations to livestock to the complete devastation of crops. One of the proven ways to use nuclear technology in controlling or even eradicating unwanted insects is the sterile insect technique (SIT). Hybrid SIT involves rearing a sizeable male population of the unwanted insects, subjecting the un-hatched eggs to sufficient levels of gamma irradiation to achieve sexual sterilization but leaving other capabilities of the insects unchanged, and then releasing the hatched sterilized male insects into the native environment.
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Opportunities

CHANAKYA-GI (Graduate Internship)

This is 10 month internship for graduate students. The students would work on project developmental work of the technical solutions.
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CHANAKYA-PGF (Post-Graduation Fellowship)

This is 24 month fellowship for the students admitted to PG programmes in CPS or related areas and having a valid GATE, at AICTE approved engineering institutions.
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CHANAKYA-DF(Doctoral Fellowships)

This fellowship supports doctoral candidates for 48 months to do an in-depth R & D in CPS by applying independent methodologies of scientific research and creating new scientific knowledge/ technology solutions in CPS.
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CHANAKYA-PDF (Post-Doctoral Fellowships)

This fellowship supports motivated young researchers with doctorate degree in the area of CPS to groom them as an independent researcher. The fellows are required to work under a faculty/scientist at TIH - AWaDH..
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Team




Domain Coordinator

Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh

Nuclear Physics

103, Admin Block, Transit Campus, IIT Ropar
suman@iitrpr.ac.in
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