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Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation
Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation- Government of India
 » Research & Development
Research & Development

Research & Development in the field of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation programme is one of the support activities of the Department of DWS for which 100% funding to research organizations including NGOs is given by the Central Government. For this activity, a Research Advisory Committee under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (DWS) has been constituted primarily to promote research and development activities for the Mission. Areas of research include:

  • Water resources exploration, assessment & exploitation related technology development.
  • Technology development for improvement in water extraction techniques like improvements in hand pumps designs, solar pumps/ hydraulic rams etc.
  • Improving energy efficiency for reducing O&M costs for projects using conventional power.
  • Water scarcity reduction and related technology development like artificial recharge, control of salinity ingress etc.
  • Improvements in distribution network of water supply projects for reducing water losses including unaccounted losses.
  • Technology for water quality enhancement for rural areas, development of WQ kits.
  • Development of appropriate rural sanitation technology.


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