MUMBAI, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) will work to devise measures for combating climate change at village, city and district levels in collaboration with India Meteorological Department (IMD).
A statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences on Tuesday said that as part of its efforts, the institute will establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Climate Services and Solutions within the framework of its Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies.
"It is crucial now more than ever for us to develop actionable and sustainable solutions that can combat the climate crisis," said Subhasis Chaudhuri, director of IIT Bombay.
Outcomes of the new research work by IIT Bombay are expected to include sensors and drone-based smart monitoring systems, climate-smart agricultural technology for water and food security, intelligent and automated early warning systems, smart power grid management, wind energy and heatwave forecasts, according to the statement.
India has planned to reduce its emissions to net zero by 2070. ■