Indian scientists developed the new pilot plant which helps in purging and purifying the seawater to drinking water. According to the recent reports, In India, 13 states are affected by the drought.
Scientists have started a new pilot plant at Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu(India). In this plant, the desalination process is done, the process which clears the dissolved salts that exist in the water. The water which comes after the filtration tastes like the regular fresh water.
The use waste from the nuclear reactor for purifying of the water. This plant can able to refine 6.3 millions of water each day. NDTV, The Indian News reporting channel has covered the programme on this pilot plant. The reporter had tasted the refined water and he mentioned: “It tastes like the fresh water”.
Several Pilot Plants were set up in different states Rajasthan, West Bengal, Punjab, etc. By setting up these plants, most of the drought-affected areas and other places can become drought-free areas. BARC also developed a lot of membranes which separates the contaminants in the water like uranium or arsenic. This can help in cleaning contaminated ground water and allow to drink fresh water. Said by KN Vyas, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai.