Depending upon the land availability, water consumption and soil type in a village, there are several decentralised and low-cost options for waste water treatment, which can be viewed as solutions for poor rural communities. This article discusses a low cost waste water treatment method by the name of Constructed Wetland that has been demonstrated by Development Alternatives in Dhikoli village, Uttar Pradesh. The treated domestic water is being used for farming helping the farmers augment their annual agricultural income. Community-based Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System Read More


Sarvajal  delivers clean drinking water to the bottom of the pyramid. It deploys a micro-franchise model, wherein a local entrepreneur buys water treatment equipment from Sarvajal, and sells clean drinking water to the local community for a nominal charge. The entrepreneurs sell water using Sarvajal's unique water dispensing mechanism – the solar powered water ATM – which works just like a prepaid top up card for mobile phones. Read More



The NAAS in collaboration with the ICAR and Indian Agricultural Research Institute is organising 14th Agricultural Science Congress at National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), New Delhi from 20 – 23 February, 2019 Read More

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