Interactive Socio-Technical Practicum

Ecological impact of the Kamand campus: where are we now?

Students: Pranav Kumar Singh, Syed Jafer Rizvi, Rohit Shukla, Hemant Chawla ;
Mentor: Dr. Padmanabhan

According to the Ecological Management Plan (EMP) of IIT Mandi, the upcoming campus in Kamand may cause a major impact on the ecology of the surrounding region. The EMP proposes several steps to reduce the impact on the local ecology, with both short-term and long-term goals. Since construction has been going on for the past few years, this project aims to summarize the extent to which the EMP has been followed. A large project like creating an IIT involves multitude of issues, ranging from the planned progression timeline to the well-being of the surrounding community (both inside and outside IIT.) This ISTP project proposes to have a balanced outlook with respect to both the creation of a national asset as well as to minimize its ecological impact. The project aims to be an indicator to the administrative body of the Institute, which can follow up with the appropriate response.

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