Centre approves nationwide use of IIT-M water purifier

A nanotechnology-based water purifier developed by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras that provides arsenic-free water at an affordable cost will soon be installed in all arsenic-affected regions of the country.

The purifier is already providing arsenic-free water to more than four lakh people in West Bengal at a cost of less than 5 paise per litre.

The Union ministry of drinking water and sanitation has recommended the replication of the nanotechnology-based purifier in states having arsenic-affected habitation based on a report by the joint secretary (water) following his visit to an arsenic removal plant in Nadia district of West Bengal.................Read more

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