This Indo-Dutch collaboration in Delhi could change sewage treatment process in India

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With an aim to bring dynamic changes in the way sewage is treated in India, top Indian and Dutch institutions have undertaken a joint venture in New Delhi. The project site is located at the national capitals Barapullah drain that flows under the flyover. LOTUS HR Scholars from IIT-Delhi, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) have joined the project. The central government had said that project aims at producing clean water that can be reused Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan and the then Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders laid down the foundation stone for the project. Assistant professor, IIT-Delhi, Shaikh Z Ahammad, who is leading the Indian team, said, There are around 3 lakh chemical compounds that fall under this category., According to reports, India does not currently have protocols and treatment standards for emerging contaminants. Why Barapullah? An on-site lab and pilot plant has been set up on a 200 sq m plot by the drain, close to the Sun Dial park. The new systems will be modular, and once tested and proven, can be put in place as a cheaper alternative to retrofitting and upgrading existing systems.\u201d