RGU to have paper recycling unit

RONO HILLS, Nov 13: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) has approved a project for establishing a paper recycling unit in its campus, as part of its quest for innovative projects for all-round development of the university.
“The university has long been exploring options for management of waste. Being an educational institute, the majority of its waste is paper, and the most viable mode of managing the waste is a paper recycling unit,” RGU’s Institute of Distance Education (IDE) Assistant Professor Moyir Riba informed in a release.
RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha on Tuesday visited the site identified for setting up the unit.
He suggested that the project be completed under the banner of the women technology park, which was established as a knowledge sharing hub in 2005 with a grant from the union science & technology ministry.
“The idea behind creating the recycling unit under the banner is to offer courses on handmade paper-making through the IDE, and to create a market for eco-friendly stationery,” Riba said.
The recycling plant is a part of several innovative projects that are being introduced in RGU.