Accelerating action to address the water and sanitation problem is the emphasis of World Water Day 2023. World Water Day, observed every year on March 22, promotes awareness of the water and sanitation crisis and encourages action.
In India, getting access to safe drinking water is a major problem. With 1.38 billion inhabitants, India is the second most populous nation in the world, and just 6% of its citizens have access to clean water. Several entrepreneurs are attempting to close this gap by using technology to combat the unthinkable catastrophe of a significant lack of clean drinking water.
Here are a few startups that are working to provide clean drinking water, conserve water, and address other water-related challenges in honor of World Water Day. I am reaching out to you on behalf of Boon, a water-tech start-up in India which is working endlessly towards solving the water crisis in India.
\With this in mind, we have prepared a list of Indian start-ups that are providing clean drinking water to Indians. I would request you help us with your editorial considerations.
World Water Day: Indian Water-tech startups working towards providing clean water
Using a finite amount of water is known as water conservation. Because clean water is a scarce resource, we must learn more about water conservation. The resources for fresh drinking water are depleted as a result of groundwater pollution. However, it might take years for contaminated groundwater to naturally regenerate.
Every life requires water to exist. Saving water reduces energy use. When there is a water shortage, we can be more adaptable by using less water. Water restrictions are already being enforced in many towns.
On the occasion of World Water Day, let’s have a look at the list of Indian Start-Up’s workings towards providing clean water:-
EARTHFOKUS: EARTHFOKUS products, used first by Cognizant in all of its India offices, save roughly 95% water by turning it into a fine mist. This is a quick-fit gadget with an estimated ROI of two months and an installation time of no more than 30 seconds. It makes sense that prestigious corporations like Google, HCL, Accenture, TCS, Wipro, Zoho, and Schneider Electric have deployed this gadget in their workplaces. By utilizing Earthfokus goods, these large corporations are contributing to the effort to address the water crisis.
BOON: Boon is an acronym expressing the idea of water for everyone. Anyone can get water from a Boon “Water ATM” that is set up in public spaces including malls, train stations, and hospitals. These kiosks use solar energy, despite the fact that they can also be powered by electricity. These water ATMs, which sell water for Rs. 5 per liter, were developed locally in Boon’s Department of Science & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, authorized R&D labs. Using a centralized method, the quality is remotely monitored, preserving uniformity and making the process efficient and long-lasting.
KHEYTI: While producing, recycling, and purifying water is crucial, it is also important to conserve it and use it to its full potential. This is addressed by Kheyti’s Greenhouse-in-a-box (GIB), which was introduced in 2015 and aids farmers in saving 90% of water and producing almost 7% more food. This box not only takes up 2% less space than conventional greenhouses, but it also costs farmers 50% less than other alternatives. The founder of Kheyti, a Chartered Accountant by qualification, thought that technology alone can not solve farmers’ difficulties. While GIB did save money and resources, Kheyti took things a step further by forming an MoU with a public sector bank to provide loans to farmers at 8.6% per annum instead of the standard 22% at the time.
URAVU LABS: The fundamental idea of Uravu is to provide clean water using solar energy, another sustainable resource. The wonderful thing about Uravu is that it doesn’t rely on any pre-existing systems to get its water. The solar-powered Uravu apparatus produces saturated vapor during the day, which is filtered and subsequently condensed into a liquid. The size of the panel is the only negative as each panel may gather around 3-4 liters of water for every square meter. The structure may, however, be quickly scaled to fulfill specific requirements because of its modular architecture.
Uravu also has a way to recycle used water. Schools, companies, hospitals, and communities that frequently experience water shortages can all benefit from installing standalone washbasins that swiftly treat and disinfect used water. It is attempting to address the water situation in this way.
ECOSTP TECHNOLOGIES: Before they could even comprehend and relate to species on Earth, humans reached space. Simpler actions than those requiring rocket science could be taken to maintain the ecological equilibrium. With its digesting process, the cow’s stomach breaks down grass and turns it into milk. A start-up in Bangalore is attempting biomimicry as a way to give back to Mother Nature. To treat wastewater, ECOSTP Technologies imitates the action of a cow’s stomach. In comparison to traditional treatment facilities, this system requires 85% less operating expense, requires no motor, no maintenance, and no power. This provides excellent motivation for tackling the water crisis.