Educational Cum Industrial Visit- Haryana Operational Pilot Project (HOPP)

The Department of Civil Engineering has conducted a visit at HOPP site (Haryana Operational Pilot Project) in Kahni Village and Lakhan Majra Workshop, dated on 30 January 2019. In total 40 students, including B.Tech. And M.Tech. Level (Civil Engineering) has visited the HOPP site. The purpose of this visit is to help students in better understanding of the soil related parameters studied under saline soil reclamation. In addition to that workshop, visit enhanced the understanding of students toward machinery used for reclamation of soil. This visit has provided knowledge of different on-site experiments to determine the soil related parameters such as pH, salinity etc. As of the Haryana Government efforts for the farmer’s development, Haryana Operational Pilot Project (HOPP) has been implemented at different waterlogged and saline soils for the reclamation of soils in Haryana. Haryana Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Department has established Sub-Surface Drainage (SSD) projects in 10,844 hectares of waterlogged and saline soils. Technical Support has been provided by “Central Soil Salinity Research Institute”, Karnal, Haryana. The average cost of a system under this is Rs. 80,000 per hectare. The on-going Haryana Operational Pilot Project is Sonepat-III SSD Project in “Kanhi Village” covering the 200-hectare area and associated workshop is in Lakhan Majra in district Rohtak, Haryana. Students have collected soil samples for in-situ testing at Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, at SGT University. Under the support and guidance of Ms Sweety Rajput (HOD, Department of Civil Engineering), three faculty members; Dr Neeraj Saini, Mr Satyam Garg and Ms Preeti Kuhar (Assistant Professor) will be the coordinator of this “Educational Cum Industrial Visit”