Solar water purifiers to be installed in two slums and a school in Delhi

Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan (left) drinking water from the solar water purifier developed by scientist SP Gon Choudhury (right).

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Soon Two of Delhi’s slums and a school would soon get solar water purifiers, which is claimed to be the first of its kind. Was developed by a Kolkata-based scientist, SP Gon Choudhury, the device will not just be able to treat water of excess iron, suspended particles and bacteria through filters and solar powered UV light, but can even save at least 30 units of power in a month.

It also comes in two sizes. While the smaller domestic version has a capacity for around 50 litres and costs around Rs 14,000, the larger one could be installed in public places and has a capacity of 300-400 litres and is priced at Rs 40,000.

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