As per a request received from Secretary of West Koratty Koottukrishi Padasekhara Samithi , Department of Civil Engineering, SSET has taken up the project of surveying 100 acres of unused land (Another 100 acres to follow in Phase 2). For past several years the area had been used for quarrying clay for manufacturing bricks and currently the area is uneven, waterlogged at several areas and filled with unwanted vegetation. The DPR which will be prepared is to act as a guideline for the Govt. to earmark funds for conversion of this unused land since 1980s to usable agricultural land and will be of immeasurable social and economic relevance.
A team of faculty from the Department of Civil Engineering had undertaken site visits and further to that a meeting was held on 5/7/19 at Annamanada Panchayath office, attended by The Panchayath President, Vice president, standing committee members and officers from the Irrigation Dept. and LSGD AE. A team of faculty and students of the Dept. of Civil engineering also attended the meeting.
The Panchayath president praised the efforts of SSET in the past and present for the assistance extended by SSET to the local Government and mentioned projects which including the Post flood rehabilitation works, Road survey project, technical advice provided to “Koodorukam Keralam” Project etc.
She also pointed out that even though similar request was forwarded to other Engineering colleges in our area, SSET was the first to respond and wholeheartedly take up this demanding project. The other members too emphasized the social relevance of this project especially in the present scenario where agriculture the primary sector of economy and contributing significantly to the GDP is not being given due importance.
The work will be carried out by 20 students from the final year and 3rd year, coordinated by Mr. Sandeep.T.N, Mr. Deeraj.A.D and Mr. Jerry Anto, Assistant Professors, Department of Civil Engineering.
This project will help the students understand the complexities of working in a large area and also enrich them with necessary technical skills to undertake works of similar nature. Necessary training is now being imparted to the students and work will commence this week.