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IIT-Guwahati provides solution to get rid of Assam’s groundwater contamination problem

Assam , 2019-08-29 5:36 PM
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The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RD Grow Green India to treat contaminated groundwater without using any chemicals.

"I appreciate the initiative made by the IIT Guwahati team that has resulted in the successful incubation of a company within IIT Guwahati (RD Grow Green India) which has taken up the challenge to supply contaminant-free drinking water in Assam using technology developed by Professor M. K. Purkait," IIT-G Director T.G. Sitharam.

RD Grow Green India is an incubating company at the Technology Incubation Centre in IIT Guwahati and is working on this project for the treatment of contaminated drinking water and industrial effluents.

At least 24 districts in Assam currently face the problem of either arsenic or fluoride contamination in their groundwater. According to government statistics, groundwaters in at least 6,881 locations in Assam are found to be contaminated by arsenic, while there is fluoride contamination in 930 locations across the state.

Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-29 5:36 PM