CSIR develops indigenous Mechanized Scavenging System for Sewerage Maintenance


Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) demonstrated the CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur developed indigenous Mechanized Scavenging System successfully at the premises of the CSIR-National Physical Laboratory.

Dr. Shaker C.Mande, DG, CSIR & Secretary, DSIR, Prof.(Dr.) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, Prof. VenugopalAchanta, Director, NPL, Delhi, Ms. Rupa Mishra IAS, JS, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs representatives from the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi, government officials, Engineers & industrialists were present on the occasion.

Municipal Corporations

Dr. Shekhar C Mande said on the occasion that the development has happened on the directive of Prime Minister given at last CSIR Society Meeting and this device is ideally suited for metro cities like Delhi.

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Two more versions of the machine have been developed for tier-2 and tier-3 cities. He requested the representatives of three Municipal Corporations of Delhi, Delhi Jal Board, and Sulabh International to put this device into use so that society is a benefit.

Prof. (Dr.) Harish Hirani, Director CMERI Durgapur explained the effectiveness of an indigenously developed mechanised scavenging system to handle the blockage caused by plastic and other non-biodegradable domestic thrown-away items, debris, intrusion of tree roots, etc.

He described the system novelties such as: “Utilisation of the slurry water for the jetting operation”, “Self-propelled Post cleaning inspection system”, “Disinfection of jetting pipe”, “Built-in security features”, etc.

Swachh Bharat Mission

The developed system is benchmarked with the market available system in India, and a number of features have been added which makes it the first of its kind in India. The developed system is “very economic” and an important vehicle in Swachh Bharat Mission. The developed system will help the “Manual Scavengers” Skilling themselves on the latest technological advancements in Sewerage Maintenance Systems as well as enhance their efficiency, performance and safeguard them against intrusive pathogens. This will remove the Indignity from the Profession of Scavenging.

The CSIR-CMERI developed machine is designed for up to 5000 people density i.e. best suitable up to 300 mm diameter and up to 100-meter length of the sewer system.

(Economy India)