towards-a-cleaner-gangaTowards a Cleaner Ganga: IIT Kharagpur Offering Waste Water Management Solutions

The KGP Chronicle (November 3, 2020)

Tech Mission for Clean Ganga

IIT Kharagpur has geared up with a large array of projects for the Ganga Utsav organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga from November 2-4, 2020. The Institute which is working closely with the Govt. of India in this project, has taken pioneering initiatives in areas such as wastewater management, industrial pollution control and drainage into the river system, recycling of water, water audits.
Talking about the initiatives, Prof. Nirjhar Dhang, head, Dept. of Civil Engineering at IIT Kharagpur remarked, “We have extended technical support to the nearby industries in the West Bengal and Jharkhand to address challenges related to effluent treatment plants, conducting water audits, and suggesting solutions for efficient and economical wastewater treatment. We have been regularly participating in the inspection of Gross Polluting Industries along the river Ganga. Our work has led to the development of technologies that use wastewater as a resource and recover energy and other value-added products from it rather than treating it.” (Read More)