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National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 3: Science and Technology- Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.\

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National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)- Context

  • Recently, the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has transferred the know-how of indigenously developed Saline Gargle RT-PCR technique to the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) for commercializing it.
  • This would enable the innovation to be commercialized and licensed to all capable parties, including private, government and various rural development schemes and departments.

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Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology

  • About: Saline Gargle RT-PCR technology is simple, fast, cost-effective, patient-friendly and comfortable.
  • It also provides instant test results and is well-suited for rural and tribal areas, given minimal infrastructure requirements.
  • It was developed by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).

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National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)- Key Points

  • About NEERI: It is a research organization under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). It was established by the government in 1958 in Nagpur as Central Public Health Engineering Research Institute (CPHERI).
    • Later, the Indira Gandhi government rechristened the Institute as National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in the year 1974.
    • CSIR has 38 national laboratories working in various areas of science and technology. CSIR-NEERI is one of those laboratories.
  • Funding: CSIR-NEERI receives its funding from the government.
  • Parent ministry: CSIR-NEERI functions under the Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • Vision: Its mission is to develop knowledgebase, provide interdisciplinary support, ensure a sustainable environment and economic goals
  • Mandate: CSIR-NEERI is devoted to research and innovations in environmental science and engineering besides solving a range of problems posed by industry, government, and the public.

 

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