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AI-DRIVEN STARTUP FOR WATER PURIFICATION

AI-DRIVEN STARTUP FOR WATER PURIFICATION

Context:

On 12 January 2022, Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh unveiled Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven Start-Up for water purification through innovative technology.

Key Points:

  • IIT Alumni developed an AI-driven water purification startup called the ‘Clairvoyant.’
  • The facility was introduced to provide clean drinking water at a lower cost than market value.
  • The Ministry of Science and Technology is committed to reaching out to startups with skills and talent. However, they lack resources.

Clairvoyant:

  • StartupsStartups uses artificial intelligence to improve cleaning systems and predict future divisions. So, it allows it to manage, update, and repair each system in real-time.
  • They have also developed clean drinking water solutions in Water ATMs to provide clean drinking water.

MoU Signed:

  • The Technology Development Board, the official body of the Science & Technology Department, has also signed an MoU with Swajal Water Private Limited - a tech startup company founded by former IITians.
  • The company is focused on new technologies to make clean drinking water accessible to communities at affordable prices.
  • Their IoT project has allowed the “Solar Water Purification Unit” in villages, slums, and High Utility Areas.
  • Financial support has been extended to “Swajal” by the Technology Development Board.

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