Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the people on the planet. It is said that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries (or regions) with water scarcity and two-thirds of the population will face a stressful water situation. If these statistics are not alarming enough, an astounding 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet, a figure that is increasing with each passing day. Closer home, the situation is grim too.
India's water crisis, has over the last few years, snowballed into a national calamity due to climate change, burgeoning population, poor farming practices, increased infrastructure, industrialization and non-treatment of effluents released in water bodies resulting in dry, arid desert-like situations in many areas of the country. Water supply in India is expected to fall 50% below demand by 2030. In fact, even by 2020, it is expected that 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater. The Central Pollution Control Board has doubled the number of 'polluted' rivers from 121 to 275 in the last five years, blaming the huge quantities of untreated sewage being dumped into our rivers for this state of affairs.
High levels of toxins – nitrates, heavy metals, fluorides, iron and arsenic have been found in the groundwater of more than 50% of India's districts. Some of the toxins are above the permissible limits. India uses more groundwater than US and China combined, resulting in rapid fall of the water table across all regions.
Exceptionally hot summers, erratic monsoons and shortened winters are further worsening the situation throughout the country.
Our solution aspires to remedy the situation by harnessing renewable energy and an infinite source of water – Sea.
The project entails the design, development and commercialization of an innovative, sustainable and state-of-the-science solution for desalination of seawater in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Water - pure water - is a precious commodity and sunlight can be effectively harnessed to produce the purest form of water i.e. Distilled / Demineralised water.
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