IIT Kharagpur to set up Re-Water Research Center
Indian Instituted of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur has decided to set up Re-Water Research Center to replenish and rejuvenate water resources. It will be seed-funded by two alumni members – Aneesh Reddy & Aditya Choubey and named after them as Aditya Choubey Center for Re-Water Research.
Re-Water Research Center
The purpose of this centre will be to tackle challenge of resolving two burning issues faced by urban India – sewage disposal and access to clean potable water. It will network with government bodies to take up technology developed by it and process and meet the water challenge faced by various cities.
IIT-Kharagpur will set up an on-campus plant which will convert 1.35 million litre of sewage water from the hostels to 1.2 million litre of potable water on daily basis. The project aims to attract potential entrepreneurs and government agencies to take up sewage treatment atlarge scale and with business model for banks to gain confidence in funding such businesses. The pilot plant is expected to be ready by March 2019.