A Comprehensive Review on Projects Carried Out by RuTAG Centre IIT Roorkee
With the objective of downsizing, strengthening, and upgrading the existing technologies for their nucleation into new initiatives, Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) at AHEC, IIT Roorkee was sanctioned in August 2009 and started giving necessary synergy and technical support to S&T NGOs government agencies and interested industries since January 2010. The objective of the RuTAG centre is that rural occupational groups of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir state of India should be benefitted with the modification or new interventions in the existing systems. Under this review paper the projects identified by RuTAG, IIT Roorkee centre are discussed, the progress achieved so far have also been given. The brief on the work carried out on various systems such as modified Bageshwari Charkha, development of a mechanized roller for felt making, modified pump used as turbine for Pico hydro and development of a Gravity-based ropeway projects have been discussed. Work is still under progress for solar energy based efficient plant for preparing turpentine oil and rosin from pine resin and development of Cold Storage powered by Pico hydro power.
KeywordsBageshwari charkha Cold storage Turpentine oil plant Pump as Turbine (PAT) Ropeway Roller for felt making
The authors would like to thank to Dr. R. P. Gakkhar, Former Professor, MIED, IIT Roorkee and Mr. Yogeshwar Kumar, Jansamarth NGO, Tehri for their technological support. We are also thankful to office of PSA to Government of India for providing the financial support.
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