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Iron removable plant for safe drinking water
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 14 (NPN): 3.
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Published on 15 Feb. 2011 1:30 AM IST
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A demonstrational 5000 litre ceramic membrane iron removable plant for safe drinking water project was inaugurated at the House of Prayer For All Nations at Ura villa colony Dimapur here on Monday.
Dr. G.J Samathanan, Head (TDT) department of science and technology, government od India who was chief guest inaugurated the plant which is sponsored by department of science and technology, New Delhi and supervised by Nagaland Science and Technology Society (NESTEC) and set up by CGRC Kolkata,
Speaking at the function Dr. G.J Samathanan said the purpose of the mission was to fulfill a responsibility entrusted by the government of India which is concerned with the entire country and especially the north eastern states.
He also said the Department of Science & Technology took up the task in the light of the directive issued to it by the Supreme Court of India to find ways and means to address the needs of the people, especially in the north eastern states.
Dr. G.J Samathanan said 80% of the disease formed in human beings was water related diseases and that much amount of disease could be controlled if people are provided with safe drinking water.
He said water is the medium for all diseases and urged people to take care of the problem existing in the society. He went on to say that major conflicts between countries and states mainly arise due to the issue of allocation of water.
Samathanan further urged beneficiaries to be role models for others in taking care of their health and also urged the community to preserve and conserve the plant with proper care.
Since the water drinking plant was sponsored by the central government, he reminded the department of science and technology of its responsibility to ensure that the facility provided safe drinking water for public.
Dr. S. Sibdas Bandyopadhyay, head member division, CGRC Kolkatta, in his key note address said the project didn’t happen in a day but began with a small experiment in the laboratory and it needed a collective effort with people to make it available for all.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay lauded the funding agencies - the department of science and technology, New Delhi and an entrepreneur Basu for taking keen interest in materializing the project.
He said the CGRC Kolkata installed 16 plants throughout the country including three in the eight north eastern states as per the directive of the department of S&T, New Delhi.
Dr Bandhopadhyay said many are being benefited from the project across the nation and urged young entrepreneurs of Nagaland to venture into the project as funding would be made accessible through nationalized banks.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by Y. Kikon, secretary department of S&T, Nagaland, Dr. Zavie Hiese, senior scientists member secretary NASTEC delivered the welcome address, Dr. Bagai Raj Joseph, retired professor and principal faith theological college, Ura village, Pastor Ngoo Chingo spoke on the occasion.
Other officials present were Rajni Rawat, Junior Analyst, department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, Dr. Nesatalu, Scientist NASTEC, Entrepreneur Basu from Kolkata.

 
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