With the mounting threat of water scarcity, it has been imperative to think of some ways that can save water for us. In the time to come, there will be an acute shortage of water if we do not take concrete steps today. The scarcity has started showing its sign and soon it will reach great height. It is high time we thought of some ways that can turn things around. Water is to be saved, be it fresh or waste water. Every single drop of water is precious that we cannot afford to waste even a single drop of it. The government has been thinking of some ways to overcome the scarcity of water and make some action plan to combat the alarming situation.
The educational institutes, researchers and technology people are to take steps forward so that the situation can be dealt with in a comprehensive manner. In a recent development, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is going to lead a project on treatment and reuse of wastewater. It is important to know that the project is being funded by the European Union. The project is aimed at developing technologies that can be helpful in reusing wastewater and treating it for further use. The said project is a multi-institutional, multi-crore project and it has been named as Saraswati 2.0 project for treatment and reuse of water. The project will have amount from the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Biotechnology also.
In this project, different technologies will be developed at the three plants that will be commissioned by January 2020. Apart from this, there will be seven more such plants which will be set up in collaboration with IIT Madras, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Roorkee etc. the project is of utmost importance as it will pave the ways for further development in this direction.