CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute(CSIR-CMERI), Durgapur
CSIR Intensifies Fight Against COVID-19, Rolls Out Key Initiatives to Combat Coronavirus Spread

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its deadly run by infecting more than a million people and causing the death of more than 82,000 people across the world, the laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) intensified their efforts at combating the pandemic.

#CSIRFightsCovid19 – A Snapshot

Surveillance at the level of the virus, humans, and geographical origins and distributions is a critical step in combating Covid-19.


Ever since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, CSIR has mounted a strategic, well-coordinated and integrated approach towards mitigating the Coronavirus outbreak.

COVID Protection System (COPS)

CMERI Durgapur Develops a unique “COVID Protection System (COPS)” including Thermal Scanner, Touch-less Faucet and Car Flusher.

CMERI Durgapur Develops Dry Fogging Shoe Disinfector

Dry Fogging Shoe Disinfector (DFSD) used for fogging water-based disinfectants on the shoe sole.

CSIR-CMERI develops World’s Largest Solar Tree

The world’s largest Solar Tree, installed at the CSIR-CMERI Residential Colony in Durgapur.

CSIR-CMERI develops Affordable Solar Powered Battery based Sprayers to tackle Water Crisis in Agriculture

The CSIR-CMERI developed sprayers provide a cost-effective socio-economic solution for both marginalised and small-scale farmers — Prof. (Dr) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI

CSIR-CMERI Develops Decentralised Municipal Waste Disposal System

A UV-C Disinfected Temperature Controlled Mechanised Segregation System for decentralised municipal solid waste disposal.

CSIR Researchers to Explore Ways to Utilise PPE waste

Four CSIR institutes, have come together to devise methodologies to convert discarded PPE kits and other plastic waste into pellets that can be used for road construction or moulded for other applications.

CSIR-CMERI Dedicates Off-grid Solar Biodiesel Hybrid Minigrid to Nation

Off-grid Solar Biodiesel Hybrid Minigrid addresses energy needs of remote areas

CSIR-CMERI Oxygen Enrichment Unit – An Optimised Oxygen Administering Device amidst the Nationwide Oxygen Shortage

The Oxygen Enrichment unit is capable of delivering medical air in the range of up to 15 LPM with oxygen purity of more than 90%.

CSIR-CMERI Oxygen Enrichment Technology for the MSMEs to step in for an Oxygen Sufficient India

MSME-DI, Jaipur and CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur, jointly organised a webinar for the awareness of Oxygen related technologies.

Transfer of CSIR-CMERI technologies to three MSMEs

CSIR-CMERI transferred its Oxygen Concentrator Technology and High Flow Rate Iron Removal Plant Technology.

New Polyhouse Technology for Horticulture CROPS

The developed facility will be used as a demonstration farm for the farmers.

CSIR-CMERI Post-Harvest Technologies for cutting down Huge Losses in Agricultural Produce

CSIR-CMERI has made the Socio-Economic development of the North-Eastern Region one of its primary Technology Objectives.