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Indian Institute To Develop Water Treatment Plant To Remove Effluents From Water

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute along with universities from India and Canada will work on building an alternative to sewage treatment plants which will use agriculture waste to remove toxic elements from water bodies

Indian Institute To Develop Water Treatment Plant To Remove Effluents From Water
Highlights
  • The cost-effective water treatment plant will be made in Ludhiana
  • The system will include floodplain filtration technique
  • Research centre awarded with Rs 4.5 crore for 'green technology' project

New Delhi: The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), along with four universities from India and Canada, are working to develop a cost-effective water treatment plant that uses agriculture waste to remove heavy metals and other pollutants. The system will include floodplain filtration technique, which includes using plants and microbes, apart from rice husk, for purifying water, which though will not be potable but can be used for other purposes like irrigation.

“The innovative floodplain system will be optimised at a pilot level at Buddha Nallah in Ludhiana, where we have already selected highly-polluted sites,” Neeta Raj Sharma, chief of bioengineering and biosciences department at Lovely Professional University.

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An India-Canada research centre has awarded Rs 4.5 crore for the ‘green technology’ project that is being developed as an alternative to normal sewage treatment plants.

The India-Canada Centre for Innovation Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS) was established for collaboration between the two countries in scientific research.

The Union Ministry of Science and Technology had tied up with IC-IMPACTS, to promote multidisciplinary research partnerships addressing the issue of clean water technologies at a cost of Rs 572 lakh with matched funding from Canada.

Apart from the IARI, Lovely Professional University in Punjab, Amrita University in Tamil Nadu along with McGill University and Guelph University from Canada will be involved in the water treatment plant project.

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