Pallabi Das, Department of Environmental Science and Kasturi Sarmah of Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University (TU) were awarded the prestigious Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2018.
They received the award for their innovative work on large-scale synthetic routes to manufacture nano materials that are wonderful soil conditioners for increasing micronutrient availability to plants with least toxicity.
Their work and the materials they created augmented crop production by 3-4 folds and decreased the requirement of traditional micronutrient fertilizers 8-10 times.
The award gives the entire team a project grant of Rs. 15, 00,000 (Fifteen Lakhs).
President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) and presented the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards to grassroots innovators that included the two research scholars of Tezpur University at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, March 19.