Deploy products, technologies, and processes (supply chains) to promote and commercialize climate-resilient agricultural practices, species, and processes
Fog vision system for road and rail:
Increase deployment of technologies to reduce accidents in low visibility conditions - vehicle-attached, or improvements in street lighting infrastructure, or improved reflectors for higher pedestrian visibility, etc.
Systems to predict identify and recognize rail failure using technologies:
Advanced technology solutions to predict and prevent rail failures viz. automated track monitoring systems, rail track health, signalling and switching technologies etc.
Predictive Maintenance of Rolling Stock:
Solutions to monitor the health and safety of key components of the coaches, freight cars, locomotives which includes bearing and wheels to reduce catastrophic failures leading to improved safety and operating cost.
Alternate fuel based transportation:
Deployment of technologies/products in transportation, using an alternate source of power to reduce carbon emissions - including systems to integrate with existing transportation infrastructure
Use of alternate transportation mechanisms for newly urbanizing regions / smart cities
Technologies / innovations to increase the share of electric vehicles in all modes of transportation
Technologies / Innovations to reduce accidents and fatalities, with a special focus on two-wheelers / pedestrians.
Instant Portable Water Quality Testing:
Develop systems, products, technologies, or protocols to identify nature and/or concentration of biological/chemical contaminants in any given water sample.
Sustaining drinking water sources:
Ensuring drinking water sustainability is of paramount importance. Sustaining the sources depends the following major aspects: (i) source strengthening/sustainability (ii) regular operation and maintenance and (iii) replacing the aged infrastructure.
Digital Water Management
IT and Mobile phones have enabled easier access to various services. How to use these technologies to solve day-to-day managerial issues to (i) assist to make district water budgets and District/Block level water managers to know on day-to-day basis, the habitation-wise quantity and quality water supplied and (ii) make every household a water smart household by informing them about the quantity and quality of water available from their nearest source to plan their daily family water budget. Ideas can be mix of technologies, management solutions, awareness games etc.
Providing potable water to water quality affected areas
A large number of habitations face ground water quality issues. The most common contaminants are arsenic, fluoride, nitrates, iron, salinity etc. In some cases, traces of heavy metals have also been reported in groundwater. Treatment processes are generally complex, involves higher cost and requires power. Please suggest technologies those have (i) cost effective & efficient (ii) lower power consumption (iii) low cost - long life membrane (iv) Affordable & scalable and (v) in-built reject management to provide potable drinking water to habitations affected with (a) Arsenic (b) Fluoride (c) Nitrates (d) Iron (e) Salinity (f) Heavy metals
Data analytics for water governance:
Various Stake-holder Ministries of Government of India have huge individual data bases on water supply; water availability; groundwater; measures taken up for recharge; rain water harvesting; household-wise drinking water source access data; enrolment in schools etc. However, they are in individual silos. At district level, these data can be aggregated and analysed to understand how each one of them affect/interact with one-another. The question is Using big data analytics techniques, how to generate quality information at District/State levels, using above databases, that would aid in policy formulation for effective water education & governance and management?
Mini Desalination plants in coastal areas:
Low cost, environmental friendly, low power technologies available for setting up and operating mini desalination plants for coastal habitations.
Grey water management:
Many States are providing higher per-capita water supply service levels in rural areas. This is leading to generation of significant grey water in rural areas and needs to be managed usefully. Suggestions are invited for innovative, low cost and simple technologies to manage the grey water in rural areas.
Affordable Recycling Technology:
Deploy technologies or products to recycle water at household- and community-levels, Create products/processes/technologies for low-energy consumption desalination.
Waste management recycling and reuse:
Deployment of technologies for waste management, e.g. solid, e-waste etc.
Garbage composition devices:
Portable/handheld scanner/device that can distinguish the composition of garbage collected from households as wet or dry
Quality of compost:
Portable/handheld device that can quickly determine the quality of compost (also whether the compost heap meets FCO standards)
Economical, efficient, modular, aesthetic, environment-friendly and occupying minimum space arrangements/ equipment/plants for decentralized composting which may be aerobic/anaerobic / vermi
Mixing blades for composting:
efficient mixing blades for small-scale / household composting material
Waste in public spaces:
Efficient, simple and economical methods of sweeping and sucking the littered waste in public places including narrow streets
Dissuading public littering:
Efficient, simple and economical methods of identifying persons littering, raising alarm so as to dissuade the public from littering
Cleaning of Sewers and Septic Tanks:
Smart and efficient cleaning techniques, with the objective of eliminating need for human entry.