Vagisha Kaushik|May 12, 2022
IIT Roorkee, IWAI to work on navigational channel in Ganga River
The agreement between IIT Roorkee and the Inland Waterway Authority of India for the project will last for 25 months
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and Inland Waterway Authority of India (IWAI) will collaborate on a project to stabilise navigational channels in the Ganga river. The project, a part of Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP), which is sponsored by the World Bank, will be carried out in 17 locations along the National Waterway-1 (NW-1) across the Ganga river from Varanasi to Sahibganj. The project work is expected to last for 25 months.
IIT Roorkee will work towards the development of navigation channels by employing eco-friendly techniques on 17 locations along the Ganga NW-1. It conducted a morphological study of the Ganga river. The project is expected to prevent shifting of the deeper channel, siltation resulting in the formation of secondary channels, erosion of banks and other factors affecting the depth of flow in the main navigable channel,
“We feel a sense of pride and responsibility working for the development of the nation’s waterways”, said Z Ahmad, professor at IIT Roorkee.
“This collaboration would benefit the farmers and the people residing in the Ganga belt. It would improve logistics through small jetties leading to the overall development of the region.”, said Ajit K Chaturvedi, professor and director of IIT Roorkee.
IIT Roorkee has recently bagged the highest international salary of Rs 2.15 crore during the placement session 2021-22. Many companies participated in the placement drive. The institute also received 437 offers including pre-placement offers.
IIT Roorkee has also established the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in collaboration with the Mehta Family Foundation, USA, to cater to the growing demand for data analytics and artificial intelligence experts globally.
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