IIT Guwahati (RuTAG) has successfully set up a pilot project on production of Muga Silk fabric with power loom at the Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) , Guwahati. Muga Silk is one of the costliest fabrics in the world obtained from Antheraea Assamensis.
IIT Guwahati (RuTAG) has developed a low cost machine for production of compressed feed block fortified with micro nutrients to supplement the feed for Yaks and Mithuns (only available in Arunachal, Nagaland and Manipur)
Work has started in the nearby villages
IITG is eager to start special teaching program for the School Teachers of North East in association with CBSE
IIT Guwahti will advocate youngsters-driven change in the villages, where IITG will put in effort to address the issues of generating potable water, banishing open defecation and improving waste management practices.
IITG can bring about a sea-change in these areas by making the villagers aware of (a) the dangers of unsanitary practices, and (b) the practicality of simple ways of removing them in favour of more hygienic methods.
Other ways that IIT can help the village community is to guide them in rain-water harvesting, scientific farming methods, and healthy practices for husbanding animal resources.
Establishing an evening learning centre for adults, especially women