Ramen Deka inaugurates Water Treatment Plant at Changsari
Dispur, December: Co-Vice Chairman Ramen Deka, State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA), Assam inaugurated a water treatment plant at Changsari today on 19 th December 2021, from one of the projects undertaken by SITA which was executed by its implementing partner Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati in partnership with Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Govt. of Assam with an estimated cost of Rupees 40.80 Lakhs (Rupees forty lakhs eighty-thousand only). The objective of the project is to create chemical less water treatment system based on renewable energy in rural area of Assam. This innovative water treatment design is based on renewable energy and its application in the field. If adopted in different arsenic affected areas it will lessen the burden of huge cancer cases in the state. Moreover, the electrolytic treatment is capable of tackling pesticides along with fluoride, iron, arsenic and turbidity. Addressing the august gathering, Co-Vice Chairman Ramen Deka highlighted the innovative projects and schemes undertaken by SITA for the welfare of the people. Shri Deka emphasized that SITA will be ensuring applications of appropriate technologies for development in the areas of health, agriculture, Fishery, employment generation etc through utilization of resources and local products and associated skill developments. He said that the water treatment plant is one of such projects to reduce health risks associated with arsenic or fluoride exposure from drinking water. The Co-Vice- Chairman further expressed his desire for IIT to take up hydrological study of River Brahmaputra to which he said SITA would provide the much needed support. The programme was attended by Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Sri Diganta Kr Baruah, Addl. Chief Engineer PHED, Prof. P.K Iyer, Dean of PR, IIT, Sri Jayanta Mazumder, Executive Engineer PHED, Sri G.G Das, Advisor (F & A) SITA, Sri Tabibor Rahman, State BJP Vice- President, Minority Morcha, Research Associates of IIT Guwahati, officials of PHED & SITA and local residents of Dharampur Changsari .