Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Thought For Common Man

Suprio Das, A man who stood for the people and worked for them with passion. After watching his you tube video I was moved. We all are aware that water is our basic necessity without which we cannot survive. But Do We ever have a thought about the people who are not getting clean water for drinking? The basic necessity that they are deprived of. Do we ever feel the need of making the situation better or taking a initiative in helping the common man? 

Shocking Facts:
More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.
Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
780 million people lack access to an improved water source; approximately one in nine people.
The water and sanitation] crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.

Suprio Das, an electrical engineer realized the need of putting a step forward to find a solution to this problem. This multifold problem of creating a lost cost device which would provide a safe and clean drinking water to the masses had many challenging issues.

Various challenges that he had to face to make his innovation a success and to provide chlorinated water to the people in backward areas.

The speed of water is not same everywhere that point needs to be taken into account.

Almost no or very less electricity in most of the rural slum areas.
The size of containers that should be used to fill water, 
Accurate dose of chlorine.
No behavioral change in  water collection.
A machine with no moving parts so no repairing facilities.

Zimba by adding an accurate dose of chlorine helps in supplying water that is fit for drinking. His innovation is inspiring and also encourages us to think differently and work for the people 


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Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012.

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