Central University in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, faculty member, Deepak Pant has won the Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ for developing reactor converting waste plastic into LPG.

President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Visitor’s Awards for the year 2017 at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 6, 2017, as a part of the ‘Festival of Innovations’.

President Pranab Mukherjee had announced institution of these awards in 2014 with the aim of promoting healthy competition among Central Universities and motivating them to adopt best practices from around the world in the pursuit of excellence.

The Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ will be given to Deepak Pant, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Environmental Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Central University of Himachal Pradesh for development of a reactor for direct conversion of waste plastic to LPG in small scale. He will be conferred with a citation and a cash award of Rs.1 lakh.