Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was speaking at the 67th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur, which is part of the Indian government. He asked the top university to look into alternative energy by taking methane from the ground. India is now the third-largest energy consumer in the world, but by 2030-35, it will be the world’s top consumer of energy. Pradhan, the minister of state for energy, said that the cost of making green energy in India is one-fourth of what it costs countries like Britain. “IIT Kharagpur must lead the way,” he said.
- On Saturday, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said IIT Kharagpur is the “epicentre of invention” and should spearhead advancements for the country’s MSME sector.
- Pradhan, the chief guest at the 67th Convocation of the prestigious university, said the country needs to explore alternate energy sources as it imports crude oil at the cost of crores of rupees.
- He instructed the top institute to look into methane extraction as 90% of the country’s coal comes from nearby locations.
- Pradhan stated that producing green energy in India is one-fourth that of the UK.
- According to the union minister, the East has the most low-cost manpower, natural resources, and a lengthy coastline.
Pradhan said Saturday that IIT Kharagpur is a “epicentre of innovation,” and he said it should lead the way with new ideas for India’s small businesses.
Pradhan, who was the guest of honor at the 67th Convocation of the country’s top university, said the country needs to look into other sources of energy when it is spending a lot of money on crude oil.
The union minister said the institute should keep up its work in semiconductor technology and healthcare that it did during the COVID situation. He also praised it for them.
“In times of stress, we try new things. You have already been the center of innovation, helping start-ups in areas that help people in COVID time. You have to keep going with that, and you have to make sure that the innovation you come up with fits with the small business sector “He said that.
He asked the country’s top university to look into other ways to get energy because 90% of the country’s coal comes from the area around it. India is now the third-largest energy consumer globally, but by 2030-35, it will be the world’s top consumer of energy.
“Once, water, food, shelter, and health were the most important things for people to have. Now energy and the internet are on the list, too, so they’re all together. Being in charge, India has the best environment for alternative energy. IITs can take on the task. People around the world will start coming to us in 10 years. In that time, India will set the standard for how to use low-cost energy in a lot of different industries.” Pradhan said that, and I agree with him.
He said the cost of making green energy in India is one-quarter of what it costs in countries like Britain. It’s a chance for the country and its most important institutions to use. “You (IIT Kharagpur) have to lead the way,” he said.
The union minister said that the East is the best place to look for cheap labor, natural resources, and a long coastline because it has a lot of them.
For India to grow, the East needs to grow. During the pandemic, he said India could show the world new ideas.
“PPE kits and sanitizer and masks were scarce at the start of coronavirus in 2020. We became self-sufficient and sent kits to other countries, so we could help them as well. This is the new India, and our IITs are the new places where people learn about this, “He said that.
At least 100 million people in this country have been vaccinated, and “We will jab 100% of the people.”
Director: Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewary said that in terms of innovation, his institute is working on energy, electric vehicles, biomass, and other things. He also said that the institute is working on things that aren’t as well known, like artificial intelligence. There have been a lot of firsts in the field of semiconductors by its faculty. The DRDO and ISRO are working with it.
If you want to learn about the institute’s role as an Interdisciplinary college, it will start with 100 students by the end of this month. The B C Roy MBBS College will also start with 100 students. At least 16 faculty members have joined the Shyamaprasad Mukherjee-named super speciality hospital, which is set to open soon.