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Stubble Management Systems and Urban Farming

Recycling of crop residues, stubble management
Advancement of land resources
Strategies for urban farming, Hydroponics

Stubble Management Systems and Urban Farming (SMS & UF) vertical is focused 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.).


Research

Stubble Removing Machine (SRM)

There are many limitations of currently used machines in India, which force farmers for stubble burning. In the first category machines, the major limitation is the requirement of great human efforts. Because of the higher amount of stubble, it is harder to mix it into the soil. The second limitation is the high cost for maintenance and purchasing. We aim to design and develop cost-effective machines, techniques, and policies to tackle that burning problem.
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IoT enabled Harvester cum Bailer machine for Stubble Management

In this project, our aim is to modify the traditional harvester and enhance it with the IoT for remote operations and communication. The harvester would harvest the crop, collect the stubbles, bale it, and store the bales in a single operation. There are machines to do these processes, but in the purposed harvester, the baling process would be done together with the harvesting of crops. The system would be an all in one solution for the current stubble burning and management issue.
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Urban Farming: Technology for the Advancement of Land Resources

In order make the urban farming profitable for the grower and to make it feasible to everyone with small or big living area, it is essential to develop technology and resources which are modular, economical and easy-to-adopt. Hydroponics and Aquaponics are most suitable for the cultivation in urban settings and can be easily possible to adopt even in small houses. In the domain of vertical urban farming, the monitoring of the watering system, room temperature, and soil condition is very crucial for the excellent condition of the plants as these parameters are of great importance to keep the crops in good shape.
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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. Prabir Sarkar

Product Development, Sustainable design and manufacturing

328, SDB, Main Campus, IIT Ropar
prabir@iitrpr.ac.in
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