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GS 2: Governance | Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

Why in News?

  • A Navratna PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has unveiled the Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG).
  • can be used to provide drinking water in community centres and public places.

Atmospheric Water Generator:

  • The AWG is being manufactured by BEL in collaboration with CSIR-IICT and MAITHRI, astart-up company based in Hyderabad.
  • It employs a novel technology to extract water from the humidity present in the atmosphere and purify it.
  • It uses heat exchange for condensing the atmospheric moisture to produce pure, safe and clean potable water.
  • It comes with a Mineralization Unit, which is used to add minerals which are required to make the water potable.
  • The AWG is configurable in static and mobile (vehicular) versions and is available in 30 litres/day, 100 litres/day, 500 litres/day and 1,000 litres/day capacities.
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