Public Systems Lab Inaugurated At IIT Delhi

Union Minister, Piyush Goyal inaugrates lab, established in partnership with UNWFP

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Textiles, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution inaugurated a Public Systems Lab (PSL) at IIT Delhi on Tuesday.  

The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) and the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) have joined hands to establish the Public Systems Lab for developing scalable solutions for civic systems and services that impact millions. 

Under the three-year agreement, as a founding partner, the PSL will work closely with the WFP to identify projects around food systems and management and innovations, particularly those that involve Operations Research, Product development, data-based innovations & analysis, and other areas. One of the proposed initiatives includes a Public System Fellowship program under which the WFP and IIT Delhi will second experts to the Ministry of Food at the national level to support them in making the food-based safety nets effective and efficient using operations research and optimisation.

Prof. Nomesh Bolia, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi would lead the Public Systems Lab. 

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