Drinking Water Quality Lab To Be Set Up At IIT Roorkee

The IITRDF and PTC India Financial Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise the agreement

IIT Roorkee has identified drinking water and sanitation as a major water sector challenge facing most Afro-Asian countries, including India. Drinking water and quality lab require testing wastewater, freshwater, soil and waste samples. Due to surface water pollution and overexploitation of groundwater resources, the need for effective water analysis and monitoring has been pressing the need to set up a drinking water quality laboratory at IIT Roorkee. PTC India Financial Services (PFS) supported this project to develop a Drinking Water Quality Lab at the Department of Water Resources Development and Management (DWRDM) at IIT Roorkee. The contribution comes under PFS's CSR policy and the funds will be used to procure an instrument named 'Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)' for the lab.

The IITRDF and PFS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise the agreement. The signing ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including Sitesh Kumar Sinha (Executive Vice President), Vinod Pande (Advisor CSR, PTC India Financial Services) and the Board of Directors of IITRDF - Prof KK Pant (Director IIT Roorkee), Prof Partha Roy (Dean of Resources & Alumni Affairs IIT Roorkee), Prof Manish Shrikhande (Prof Earthquake Department), Prof Ashish Pandey (HOD- Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT Roorkee) and Santosh Kumar (Chief Executive Officer IITRDF). IITRDF is a Section-8 Company of IIT Roorkee established on 12th May 2021.

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