Today marks the “start of a new chapter in the collaborative business model”
The CSIR-CMERI handed over the non-exclusive rights for the technological know-how of the “vehicle mounted on a vehicle” developed locally Drain Cleaning System ‘at MANIAR & CO., Ahmedabad, Gujarat in the presence of Dr VK Chaurasia, Joint Advisor, Ministry of Urban Affairs and Housing, Govt. from India, Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, M. Satheesh Machiraju, Senior Managing Director, Tata Motors Limited, Shri K. Sanjeeva Rao, Managing Director (Public and Public Affairs), Delhi, Tata Motors Limited, and Mr. Iqbal Maniar, co-founder, MANIAR & CO on 28e december 2021.
the Vehicle-mounted drain cleaning system is a Mechanized sweeping system composed of 3 modules, namely (i) Recycled slurry water unit (ii) Closed loop feedback system (iii) Post-cleaning inspection system.
The CSIR-CMERI has developed Vehicle-mounted drain cleaning system prototype have been demonstrated to CSIR- National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi in the presence of Dr Shekhar C Mande, Director General, CSIR, Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, and other CSIR officials, Ms. Roopa Mishra, Co-Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and other officials of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Chief Engineer, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Engineers of Delhi Jal Board and Municipal Societies in East, West and North Delhi. The efficiency and effectiveness of the technology were highly appreciated by the current managers and as a result an expression of interest was launched by the CSIR-CMERI as a result of which the technology is handed over to Maniar & Co.
Dr. VK Chaurasia, Co-Advisor, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, congratulated CSIR-CMERI, Maniar & Co. and Tata Motors Limited for achieving such a great accomplishment. There is a huge demand for such technology delivery systems across the country and in many developing and third world countries. Deploying the technology in society through the various civic administration agencies across the country will solve the enormous challenge associated with “eradicating manual salvage” in India. Adoption of the technology across the country will help create “regional manufacturing hubs” which, as a result, will significantly improve the employment scenario and economic outlook across the country. In addition, the municipal solid waste management technology of CSIR-CMERI also has the potential to be the ‘game changer’ in the field of waste management and help realize the vision of the Honorable Prime Minister. Indian of an ‘India without landfill’. Dr Chaurasia called on leading technology institutions, MSMEs, manufacturing entities and specialist OEMs to “evolve together” for better national service. Such initiatives will help to build “Confidence for the future”.
Pr Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, during his remarks, said that the “Transfer of know-how” at MANIAR & CO. marks the “start of a new chapter in the collaborative business model”. This business model forges the specialized expertise of government technology institutions, Indian government ministries, original equipment manufacturers and specialized manufacturing agencies to develop a transparent economic framework for efficient and time-bound delivery of products. impactful for society. This modified PPP model ensures optimal synergy and coordination between the different agencies. It will lead to a technology-driven ‘growth model’, reinforced by the support and expertise of policy makers in agreement with manufacturers of specialized components. These technologies will also pave the way for motivated young people to become the “social entrepreneurs” of the future. Prof. Hirani thanked Dr Chaurasia, Mr Maniar and Tata Motors Limited for coming together and helping ‘See the light of industry and society’ technology.
Mr. Iqbal Maniar, co-founder, MANIAR & CO, thanked CSIR-CMERI for facilitating the adoption of the technology. MANIAR & CO worked in the field of mechanized solutions for sanitation systems and observed that the most difficult was the scarcity of water for the proper functioning of the systems. the CSIR-CMERI Vehicle-mounted drain cleaning system uses recycled sludge water for mechanized cleaning of sewage systems and thus completely solves the problem of water scarcity. The price of the technology is very profitable compared to existing technologies and even more so compared to imported variants. Technology when ready for the market will help Maniar & Co. contribute significantly to Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. Hundreds of lives have been lost due to the prevalence of manual cleaning when cleaning manholes. The indigenous mechanized technology developed by the CSIR-CMERI will help to completely decimate the mortalities associated with mechanized cleaning.
Mr. Satheesh Machiraju, Senior Managing Director, Tata Motors Limited, Shri K. Sanjeeva Rao, Managing Director (Public and Public Affairs), Delhi, Tata Motors Limited, congratulated the speakers for this momentous achievement. They shared that India needs such innovations. The initiative is a perfect example of collaboration between a private and government organization. Tata Motors has always supported breakthrough innovations and expressed their belief that the widespread adoption of the technology will benefit the nation immensely in the long run.