The OYE! Ambala campaign aims to achieve a record 30% waste segregation at source within 90 Days

The OYE! Ambala campaign aims to achieve a record 30% waste segregation at source within 90 Days, started from 18th July 2017, in the city of Ambala. The campaign has been registered with the Limca Book of Records and will be involved hands-on in making sure that the rest of India can look up to Ambala as an example.

Ambala: The OYE! Ambala Campaign, which is an abbreviation for “Open Your Eyes”, started from July 18 and will continue for the next 90 days. The Campaign will build capacity, inform, educate, and communicate the necessity of waste segregation at source to all stakeholders of Ambala. Including households, waste workers, supervisors, sanitary inspectors, government officials, businesses, health establishments, and shops to ensure maximum adoption, implementation and sustainability.

The project will be rolled out across all 20 wards of Ambala, where upon each ward and the SWM(Solid Waste Management) teams will be evaluated through the duration of the project, which will announced the best performers and will be crowned Ambale Di Shan in a public ceremony. Teams have already been recruited and they are already conducting baseline studies, building capacity and already collecting segregated waste from 3,000 households in the initial phase.

The intent of OYE! Ambala is to address all the six major sectors – (1) Government Facilities, (2) Religious Precincts & Markets, (3) Academic Institutions, (4) Healthcare Facilities, (5) Hospitality Sector, and (6) Households, Offices, Retail, Street Vendors & Informal Settlements.

Apart from capacity building workshops, a key element of this project will also be to upgrade the waste infrastructure. To ensure unparalleled success, AMC (Ambala Municipal Corporation) will procure and distribute five lakh blue and green bins to all households. It will also procure 40 e-rickshaws to carry segregated waste. The Municipal Corporation will also initiate smart monitoring of 2.5 lakh households and ensure that the segregated waste will be delivered to ward-level collection centres in each of the 20 wards of Ambala.

Further, in the near future, to ensure daily door-to-door collection from all the households, a unique QR code will be generated and scanned by waste workers on a daily basis. With the help of this technology, the AMC’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) team will be able to visualize waste generation and disposal on a real-time basis.

सोयाबीन पिकांवरील चक्रभुंगा किडींचे व्यवस्थापन

विदर्भामध्ये सोयाबीन पिकाची मोठ्या प्रमाणावर लागवड होते. सोयाबीन पिकावरील चक्रभुंगा ही महत्वाची कीड आहे तरी शेतकरी बंधूनी सोयाबीन पिकाचे वेळोवेळी सर्वेक्षण करून ह्या किडींनी आर्थिक नुकसानीची पातळी गाठताच ( ५ ते १० टक्के प्रादूर्भाव ग्रस्त झाडे ) नियंत्रणाचे उपाय योजावेत.

सोयाबीन पिकावरील चक्रभुंगा ही महत्वाची कीड आहे. या किडीचा मादी भुंगा पानाच्या देठावर, फांदीवर किंवा मुख्य खोडावर साधारणतः एकमेकांपासून १ ते १.५ से. मी. अंतरावर एकमेकास समांतर दोन गोल ( चक्र ) काप तयार करून त्यामध्ये अंडी टाकते. त्यामुळे चक्रकापाचा वरचा भाग सुकतो. अंड्यातून निघालेली अळी पानाचे देठ आणी फांदीतून आत जाते व मुख्य खोडाचा भाग पोखरते. या किडीचा प्रादुर्भाव मूग, उडीद, चवळी या पिकांवर सुद्धा होऊ शकतो. पिकाच्या सुरवातीच्या अवस्थेत झाल्यास झाडाची पाने, फांद्या व मुख्य खोडाचा भाग वाळतो. पीक साधारणतः दीड महिन्याचे झाल्यावर चक्र भुंग्याचा प्रादुर्भाव असलेले झाड वाळत नाही पण कीड ग्रस्त झाडास कमी शेंगा लागतात परिणामी उत्पादनात घट येते. या किडीचा प्रादुर्भाव आढळून येताच चक्रकाप तयार केलेली पाने देठापासून काढून टाकावीत आणि त्यांचा अंडी व अळ्यांसहित नाश करावा.

या किडीच्या व्यवस्थापनासाठी आवश्यकतेनुसार

  • प्रोफेनॉफॉस ५० टक्के प्रवाही २० मिली किंवा
  • क्लोऱट्रंनीप्रोल १८.५० टक्के ३ मिली किंवा
  • इथियॉन ५० टक्के प्रवाही ३० मिली किंवा
  • थायक्लो प्रिड २१.७ टक्के प्रवाही १५ मिली किंवा
  • ट्रायझोफॉस ४० टक्के १२.५ मिली यांपैकी

कोणतेही एक कीटकनाशक प्रति १० लिटर पाण्यात मिसळून फवारणी करावी. पॉवर स्प्रेयरने फवारणी करावयाची असल्यास कीटकनाशकाची मात्रा तिप्पट करावी.

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Draft Internet of things (IoT) policy of Government of India – Agriculture Highlights

Agriculture IoT

To leverage India’s strength as a leader in the global service industry, through suitable promotion and supportive mechanisms the draft IoT policy has been formulated to create IoT ecosystem in India.


i. To setup project for precision farming which uses data analysis to customize operations.
The project may include monitoring of soil moisture, vibrations, earth density and pests to detect dangerous patterns in land conditions and create an online update mechanism for farmers.

ii. To setup a project to allow farmers to monitor online, the temperature of grain bins and receive an alert if the temperature rises outside of an acceptable range to help them preserve grains in storage areas. This also can be extended to alerts for pest controls requirements.

iii. To create unmanned tools for spray of pest control and other insecticides.

For supporting this, Gov. of India, created The Center of Excellence (CoE) for Internet of Things (CoE-IoT) which will,

  • Host IoT incubation infrastructure to support start-ups, SMEs, students and other innovators based on membership and support from design to prototype in productizing their ideas.
  • The CoE-IoT will be set up in major cities for Internet of Things innovation housing hardware design tools including 3D manufacturing facilities, PCB manufacturing and PCB assembly, rapid prototyping, wireless development kits, application sensors, software tools, training on specific technologies, industry interface etc. that otherwise would be difficult to afford for the start-ups, democratizing the innovation process. The industry liaison will be the responsibility of an industry partner, while ERNET will provide the academic interfacing.

You can check the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Internet of Things (CoE-IoT) Website for more details.

In the draft pdf documents, we can find other information in more details. You can check the latest version (2015) of the pdf at “Revised Draft IoT Policy