Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, to address the issues related to soil and water faced by the farmers of Punjab, has allocated 2.5 acres of land in its new campus for setting up a state-of-art soil water plant laboratory.
“The lab will undertake research to address the problems faced by farmers. It will also help the state government in taking effective steps in this direction,” said IIT Ropar’s Civil Engineering Department head who is also heading this initiative.
IIT Ropar is planning to take up various initiatives in the area of water resources which are adversely affected by climate change. The initiatives would aim to address issues like falling water table, water logging, changing rainfall patterns, deteriorating water quality, floods, droughts etc.
Under the project, the institute has adopted the Sutlej-Beas Doab Region including the Harike Wetlands and wetlands around Ropar region in order to analyse the deteriorating ground level patterns.