Govt backs AI-based startup for developing water purification technology

12 January 2022 | News

S&T Minister asks private sector to come forward with tech solutions to cover nearly 14 Crore households where clean drinking water is yet to reach image credit- PIB image credit- PIB

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology (S&T); Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has launched artificial intelligence (AI) driven startup by IIT alumni for water purification through innovative technology. The facility aims to provide clean drinking water at a price much lesser than the market price.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and Swajal Water Private Limited, a tech startup company founded by ex-IITians based in Gurugram. The company is focused on innovative technologies to make reliable clean drinking water accessible to communities at affordable price, for their project on IoT enabled point of use solar water purification unit for slums, villages and high utility areas.

The Gurugram based company’s patented system, ‘Clairvoyant’ uses artificial intelligence to optimise purification systems and predict future breakdowns. Thus,allowing it to remotely manage, update, and repair each system in real time. They have also developed clean drinking water solutions in the form of Water ATMS, which combines Internet of Things (IoT) technology with solar energy to provide clean drinking water.

 

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