In Pics Monsoon Horror: Acute water crisis in Jodhpur, villagers vying for every precious drop

There is a severe water crisis in Jajiwal village in Jodhpur. The locals, who are vying for every precious drop and have almost lost all hope

In Pics Monsoon Horror: Acute water crisis in Jodhpur, villagers vying for every precious drop
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New Delhi, May 3: There is a severe water crisis in Jajiwal village in Jodhpur. The locals, who are vying for every precious drop and have almost lost all hope say, "Administration assures us but does nothing. There are 400-500 families and we're facing this crisis since the past two years. Over 300 animals have also died due to this. Poor people can't afford tankers."

Yes, tankers are the only means to get that precious drop and one has to pay for that.


The monsoon prediction is not very encouraging this year and almost the entire country is reeling under extreme heat conditions.

Earlier it was reported that IIT Jodhpur had come up a low-cost and environment-friendly technology for treating contaminated water by using Rajasthani clay and sunlight.





A research team led by Rakesh Kumar Sharma, a professor of the IIT Chemistry Department had developed the Rajasthani clay based-photocatalytic water purification technology.

This technology could be used to treat contaminated water containing textile industry effluents, which is a major problem in Western Rajasthan, he said.



Describing the technology, Sharma said that when photocatalysts are exposed to sunlight, reactive oxygen is formed which destroys the contaminants.

A photocatalyst is a substance that generates catalyst activity using energy from light.

However, the present set of photocatalysts are expensive and practically not viable. They are very fine particles which are difficult to retain after treatment of water," he said.



Sharma said the Rajasthani clay plays its role there. The clay-based photocatalysts maintain their inherent surface activity and can be recovered up to 99 per cent after the water treatment, making it reusable, he said.

Since it is natural clay, it is not harmful to the environment and is safe to use even for drinkable water, he said, adding that the technology can purify polluted water quickly and make it safe at a very low cost.

With Agencies, Pics Google

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