Aaranyak, an environmental NGO and scientific and industrial research organization, signed an MoU with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) on Tuesday.

The MoU is for facilitating coordination with the Centre for Rural Technology IITG and Aaranyak in matters of common interest.

The MoU was signed by Dr Bibhab Talukdar, CEO and secretary general of Aaranyak and Prof Gautam Biswas, Director of IIT, in presence of officials of both the organisations.

Both the organizations anticipated collaboration around various issues including promotion of rural entrepreneurship, sustainable rural livelihood and skilling, technology input to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, monitoring species and habitat, application of rural technology in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, development of new and innovative technology and application for improving quality of drinking water and safe sanitation, especially designing and construction of toilets, knowledge creation and dissemination, biomass-based energy technology for household application, popularization of biogas and vermicompost, etc, reports The Assam tribune.

Specific joint efforts would also include the domain of sustainable livelihoods where both the organisations would work in the areas of handloom, agri and allied sectors, especially on turmeric, ginger, chilli and banana and clean energy.

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