Green Policy of IIIT Delhi campus is to maintain the eco-system of the campus, surrounding areas and conservation of nature and natural resources. Our Green Policy includes monitoring, directing and inspecting human activities, taking different actions to prevent harmful effects on the environment and natural resources ensuring no harmful effects on humans.
There are four broad areas for management and monitoring of the environment of the IIITD campus at present in compliance with the environmental norms.
- Environmental Monitoring
- Waste Management in the campus
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation
- Beautification and bio-diversity conservation of the campus
Below are few implementations and actions taken for the maintenance of Green Policy in the IIIT-Delhi Campus.
Solid waste management:
a) All solid waste is segregated in Bio degradable and non-bio degradable waste on site and is stored in separate bins Color “Green” and “Blue”.
b) All bio degradable waste, wet and garden waste is stored at site for generating Compost using 100 kg smart composter machine.
c) The daily Solid Waste is disposed off to M/S DDSL (M/S IL&FS) an agency appointed by SDMC.
Sewage Treatment Plants:
IIITD is provided with 02 X65 kld Operational Sewage treatment Plants,. In addition the campus has rain water harvesting pits. Thus the Institute is a zero sewage discharge campus
Two additional 90 kld plants are under commissioning
Rain Harvesting Pits for conservation of waterresources:
The Institute has 08 rain Harvesting pits with tank capacity of over 473Kl against required capacity of 289 KL.The ground water levels in the campus has remained stationary for last seven years.
Energy Conservation and Management:
The works of the solar power plant on terraces of all new buildings with a capacity of around 220 KWp have been commissioned and operational.
Smart Composter Machine:
Procurement of Eco friendly state of the art “Composter” to convert the wet food and garden waste into manure. The Machine can handle up to 100 kg wet and garden horticulture and Food waste into manure. IIITD is one of the first institute to use smart composter machine and to take the Eco friendly initiative. The Institute is Zero Sewage, Zero wet and green waste generating institute
Beautification of the Campus:
Herbal gardens and Boteanical gardens have been created with a large collection of medicinal plants and endangered species of plants and trees for maintaining the ecology and greenery of the campus
Another important event is the cleanliness drive, where student volunteers, some staffs and faculty members spent half a day in the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.