The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has signed an MOU with the Lucknow Cantonment Board to achieve waste reduction and carbon neutrality. IIT Kanpur will serve as the knowledge partner, supporting research projects and adopting eco-friendly practices. The collaboration aims to set an example for other institutions and contribute to global efforts in fighting climate change.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lucknow Cantonment Board to serve as the knowledge partner in their joint mission to achieve a waste-free and carbon-neutral cantt, aiming to create a scalable model in line with India’s vision of achieving net zero emissions by 2070.
The MOU was signed by Colonel Mayank Sundriyal, Commander Works Engineer (CWE), Lucknow and Professor Tarun Gupta, Dean of Research and Development at IIT Kanpur.
Representing as a knowledge partner, IIT Kanpur will support research projects, seminars, and educational initiatives while also adopting eco-friendly practices, cutting carbon emissions, and pursuing renewable energy options.
On signing the MoU, Prof Gupta, said, “The collaboration between IIT Kanpur and Lucknow Cantonment Board supports global efforts to fight climate change, aligning our growth trajectory with the dedication to create a stable, sustainable future.
IIT Kanpur and Lucknow Cantonment Board together intend to set an example for equivalent institutions by efficiently implementing waste reduction and carbon neutrality projects. They aim to support global campaigns addressing climate change. With its emphasis and domain knowledge on sustainability, IIT Kanpur will help in formulating strategies to offset and reduce carbon footprints.
Col Sundriyal, said, “The MoU reflects the progressive vision of the Lucknow Cantonment Board, showcasing its commitment to adopting innovative solutions for a sustainable future. Collaborating with IIT Kanpur and leveraging its academic expertise will pave the way for transformative initiatives.”
Reiterating the IIT Kanpur role in reducing carbon footprints, Prof S Ganesh, Director, IIT Kanpur, said, “This partnership with the Lucknow Cantonment Board marks another step towards pursuing net-zero goals and carbon neutrality, which is not merely a conscientious choice but a strategic necessity. Through coordinated initiatives, we are confident that this will significantly propel us towards our shared objective.