In India, approximately 36.5 million tonnes of solid waste is generated annually and only about 10-40% of the municipal budget is utilized for solid waste management. Up to 50% of the waste generated daily remained uncollected in the cities; the remaining waste is collected irregularly, dumped in an uncontrolled manner, or burnt on vacant plots or on the outskirts of cities. The solid waste characteristics reveal that in India the organic fraction of the waste makes up 40–85% of the waste, depending on income and life style of the population. By biological treatment (composting/anaerobic digestion) of this fraction, a significant contribution could be made towards waste recovery.   ELIGIBILITY The course / event is open to Faculty members of  TEQIP listed Institutions / Engineering Colleges and  Govt funded NE State Technical Institutions. Seats  that remain unfilled will be open to other institutions.  No course fee is charged. Candidates from TEQIP  institutions will be reimbursed TA & DA from their  respective institutions. 
COURSE CONTENT • Evolution of solid waste management &ISWM • Sources, types and Composition of solid waste • Composting of organic waste • Vermicomposting process • Anaerobic digestion of organic waste • Compost preparation at laboratory • Laboratory analysis of solid waste and compost • Biogas production at laboratory • Field trip • Panel Discussion          
SELECTION CRITERIA Total 30 participants will be selected for the course.  Selection will be based on First cum first serve basis   from  priority (i) TEQIP mapped Institution   (ii) CFTI (iii) State Govt Institutions (iv)  Other institutions. BOARDING AND LODGING Boarding and lodging facilities will be provided for the  selected candidates from TEQIP listed institutions.  Depending on availability lodging may be extended to  non-TEQIP candidates on self-payment basis. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM IITG Limited number of Participants from CFTIs & State  Govt institutions in the NE (ie: Non TEQIP funded  institutions) may be  eligible & considered for   reimbursement of to and fro railway fare via shortest  route in sleeper class (proof of journey / ticket needed)  and free lodging and boarding in the hostel during  course period. Selected participants will be informed  by e-mail For all other participants no TA/DA will be  paid by IIT Guwahati.
Course Coordinators:  Dr. Ajay Kalamdhad Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati- 781 039
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QIP Short Term Course on MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY & APPLICATION  December 09-10, 2014   Organised by: KIC- Knowledge Incubation Cell Centre for Educational Technology  Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati & Conducted by:  Centre for the Environment Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati ABOUT THE COURSE