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UAE students to work on energy, water projects in Varanasi

PTI Dubai | Updated on March 20, 2012 Published on March 20, 2012

A group of 24 students from the UAE will visit Varanasi for a week to work with the local community on energy and water projects.

Dr Scott Kennedy, Associate Dean for Research, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, and students of the Energy and Poverty Solutions Course will be in Varanasi from March 24-30 as part of a field trip to address important energy and development challenges for this region, the institute said in a statement.

It added that the projects are expected to benefit more than 2,000 people in three different communities in the district.

They are being developed in consultation with local non-governmental organisations with significant experience in the region, it said.

The communities in Varanasi have been chosen in consultation with the Human Welfare Association, an NGO, and Husk Power Systems, an energy company that works on biomass gasification-based power systems in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Published on March 20, 2012
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