`Nanotechnology a solution for environmentalal problems`

DRDO scientist and `AGNI` project director Dr Tessy Thomas today said nano technology can provide practical solutions to various environmental problems in the modern world.

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2012, 21:44 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: DRDO scientist and `AGNI` project director Dr Tessy Thomas today said nano technology can provide practical solutions to various environmental problems in the modern world.

Delivering a lecture on "Science and Technology for Environment Protection" at the state assembly complex here, she said advancement in technology and increasing population cause environment concerns worldwide, especially in countries like India.

"Increasing technology causes environment concerns from water contamination to space pollution. But nano technology is a great solution for various such problems. It is highly beneficial in the areas like waste management, water conservation, solar power generation and so on," she said.

The "Missile Woman" was delivering the lecture as part of a lecture series regarding the diamond jubilee celebrations of the government secretariat.

"We should look at environment with a green eye. Energy efficient equipment and environment-friendly transportation vehicles should be promoted. Green houses can also play a significant role in reducing atmospheric pollution," she said.

She also urged that non-conventional energy sources like wind, solar and tidal energy be exploited and mangroves protected for conserving water beds.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, assembly speaker G Karthikeyan, ministers and MLAs attended the programme.

PTI