IIT Kanpur partners with Indian Army to pursue carbon neutrality at military stations
In yet another green initiative the Indian Army is now set to work towards achieving carbon neutrality in several cantonment campuses. Owing to this, the Military Engineer Services (MES) Jhansi has now signed an MoU with IIT Kanpur to achieve the zero-emission target.
The move is aimed towards supporting India's goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2070. As part of this MoU, the institute will conduct annual sustainability audits for MES Jhansi cantonment campuses. These audits will help identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the campuses.
IIT-K to train army personnel for promoting sustainable practicies
The MoU was signed recently by Col. Akhil Singh Charak, Commander Works Engineer (CWE) and IIT-K alumnus and Prof. AR Harish, Dean of R&D, IIT Kanpur.
As part of a collaboration, 5 of the MES Jhansi campuses have been targeted where work will be done towards achieving net zero carbon emissions, net zero energy consumption, net zero water usage and net zero waste production in a phased manner.
In addition, IIT Kanpur will provide training to Army personnel and establish a resource pool for them through on-the-job training aimed at promoting sustainable practices.
By this initiative, the Indian army will establish a demonstrable model through a real-world example of achieving carbon neutrality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a more sustainable future.