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IIT Bhubaneshwar and EU to work together on water projects

  • 09 April, 2019 - IIT Bhubaneswar has received an opportunity to work on collaborative research between Indian institutes and its European counterparts on seven major projects to provide critical solutions to the urgent water challenges in India. Others IITs such as Bombay, Guwahati, Roorkee and Delhi are also working on the plans.

    The European Union (EU) and the Indian government’s science and technology and biotechnology departments in February this year had finalized the seven projects selected under the EU-India joint call on research and innovation for water. These projects will develop new or adapt the most suitable existing innovative and affordable solution for Indian conditions.

    The EU and the Centre will invest a total of Rs 323 crore on the seven projects within an average duration of four years. It will focus on improving the quality of drinking water, wastewater management and real-time monitoring and control systems. A total of Rs 2.49 crore has been sanctioned for IIT Bhubaneswar. These projects will also support transfer of European technologies to India, which would require them to be tested, demonstrated and customized to suit Indian needs at an affordable cost.

    Source - TOI