Scientist and secretary of Society of Pollution and Environmental Conservation Scientists (SPECS) Brij Mohan Sharma received a national award for innovation and communication of science and technology through traditional medium. Sharma recently received the Department of Science and Technology (DST) award from principal scientific adviser to Government of India, professor K Vijay Raghavan and DST secretary professor Ashutosh Sharma at a function held in the national Capital.
Through his work, the SPECS secretary has taken up various public interest issues. He has been instrumental in conducting water quality and food adulteration tests by SPECS in Uttarakhand. The society had started a campaign in 2000 for testing water purity in Dehradun and since then this campaign has been conducted regularly.
A report on the quality of drinking water in Dehradun is published every year by the society. In 2005, Sharma also initiated a campaign to check food adulteration on the Char Dham Yatra route. This sample survey and testing has been conducted annually along with publication of report by the society. SPECS also developed low cost LED lights, trained people in the same following which seven Watt LED bulbs were installed in 327 villages in 2018.
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun