The Technology Development Programme (TDP) of the Department of Science & Technology has been redesigned to adapt to the implementation of convergent technology solutions to socially significant problems. The areas of focus have been selected based on the socially relevant priorities like water security, solar energy and alternate fuels. Network initiatives have been mounted in place of individual demonstration of technology elements. Some of the major achievements include: Development of Human Pulse Detection and Analysis System for diagnosis by Ayurvedic Way; Development of a Fluorescence based biosensor for detection of iron; Development of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) based online instrument for quality assessment in Edible Oil Industry; Development of a continuous feed equipment for extraction of Aloe Vera Gel.
Under the Technology Systems Development Programme, several successful projects have been undertaken and completed. These include Development of carbon aero gel based super-capacitor for button cell applications; Indigenous development of Liquid Nitrogen Plant of 7-litre/hr capacity for various Cryogenic application; Integrated Knowledge System on Soil Nutrient Management through Image Processing of Chromatograms; development & validation of a mode telemedicine facility in Ophthalmology using indigenous.