New Delhi: India’s Aawama-based water purifiers, the first in the world, are in operation at the Aawamis Dam in the southern city of Ahmedabad, which is part of the Aotearoa Power Generation (APG) project, according to a government statement on Thursday.
The Aawamas, which can purify up to 3.5 litres of water a day for each person, were designed to be water-saving appliances.
They will be sold to households across the country by the end of next year.
Aawamba’s purification technology will allow people to stay cool in the heat without running the risk of losing their cool.
India’s APG power grid is the world’s largest, supplying nearly 90% of the country’s electricity, but the country still struggles with poor electricity distribution, water shortages and other issues.
“This is the first time that India has launched a water purification plant in a large city like Ahmedabad.
This is a significant milestone,” APG Power President and CEO Manish Kumar said.
“It’s an important step towards reducing CO2 emissions and providing energy security for the people of the state of Gujarat.”
APG’s chief executive, Ajay Mallya, said the company was keen to help the Indian people reduce the amount of water they drink, by increasing water purifying devices for households.
APG is also working on a similar plant in Hyderabad, capital of Telangana state.
In a statement on Friday, APG said it is planning to roll out the Aawsa-purification system in more cities, towns and villages.
“As we continue to explore ways to increase water consumption, we are working on introducing innovative solutions for improving water efficiency, and improving the quality of water,” APGC chairman and chief executive Rajan Kumar said in the statement.
“The APG water purifications will allow households to save more water by reducing the amount they consume,” he added.
The APG project aims to develop water-efficient technologies and technologies that can reduce water consumption by as much as 60% in the short term.