Water Management – Institutional Reforms, Conservation Efforts, etc.

[pib] Local Treatment of Urban Sewage for Healthy Reuse (LOTUS-HR)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : LOTUS-HR project

Mains level : Wastewater management in India

  • The launch of the second phase of the Local Treatment of Urban Sewage streams for Healthy Reuse (LOTUS-HR) program was recently held.

LOTUS-HR project

  • The LOTUS-HR project is jointly supported by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.
  • The project was initiated in July 2017 and aims to demonstrate a novel holistic (waste) water management approaches that will produce clean water which can be reused for various purposes.
  • The innovative pilot scale modular plant will treat 10,000 L sewage water per day and will showcase a self-sustaining model for the end user.
  • Location: The Barapullah drain systems, New Delhi
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