Odisha students develop smart water dispenser
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Science & Technology
- Three students of Odisha’s KendriyaVidyalaya, Berhampur, have developed a ‘smart water dispenser’ to ensure equal distribution of drinking water through pipelines in any urban or rural habitat to combat future water crisis.
- In August 2019, this project was shortlisted as top 50 innovations under ‘Atal Innovation Mission’ of NitiAyog.
- The ‘Smart water dispenser’ is an electronic water flow controlling mechanism that can replace the water meter and provide control of amount of water supply to the authorities for equal distribution. These units will be directly connected to a central server of the local governing body by GSM or Wi-Fi.
- Cost of the prototype was just ₹2,000. Its main components include an easily available microprocessor, a solenoid valve and a flow sensor.
About Atal Innovation Mission
- It is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the length and breadth of the country.
- Long term goals of AIM include establishment and promotion of Small Business Innovation Research & Development at a national scale (AIM SBIR) for the SME/MSME/startups and in rejuvenating Science & Technology innovations in major research institutions of the country