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IIF’s Meeting with Ministry of Rural Development
Date: 21/12/2016

A meeting was held with Jt. Secretary, National Rural Roads Development Agency (NRRDA), Ministry of Rural Development, Mr. Rajesh Bhusan in his office on 16th Dec., 2016 which was attended by representatives from IIF & Central Road Research Institute (CRRI). IIF was represented by Mr. Naresh Garg, Ms. Sheela Bhide & Mr. A. K. Anand. Following major points were discussed :- 1. There is possibility of usage of sand in rural roads. NRRDA has mandate to promote use of 15% new & unconventional material for rural roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY). 2. IIF will sign agreement with CRRI for testing of ten sand samples drawn from various foundries as per proposal submitted by CRRI on 29th July 2016 with minor amendments which will be forwarded separately. 3. IIF will pay to CRRI for testing of sand samples as per CRRI's proposal dt 29-7- 2016 & IIF will arrange to door deliver the sand samples to CRRI free of cost for testing drawn from various locations 4. CRRI will conduct testing & submit detailed report with recommendations & voluntary guidelines within 10-12 months as per their proposal 5. NRRDA will co ordinate with SRRDAs & STAs such as IITs/NIT/CRRI for construction & testing of test tracks in rural areas where there is concentration of foundries such as West Bengal, Uttrakhand, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Orissa. MoU shall be signed between NRRDA, IIF & CRRI to this effect

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