Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was selected as “Leading University in Water Innovation” at the “2nd National Water and Sanitation Innovation Summit” conducted on March 18, 2021. Elets Technomedia along with the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, organized the event. The award was presented to Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh (Dean & UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation and Development).
Amrita IQAC coordinated a panel discussion on Innovation and Technology in Water & Sanitation.
Speaking in the panel, Dr. Maneesha said, "Amrita launched a massive drinking water project called Jeevamritam". Under this project, we installed a clean drinking water system in 5000 villages all over India. Our target is to provide clean drinking water to 10 million people throughout India. The most beautiful thing about this project is that Amrita Faculty and students would go from villages to villages and deploy the drinking water system. It’s a beautiful example about an educational institution that does social cause and does research for a sustainable future”
Other members who spoke in the panel included Rohit Kumar Singh (Additional Chief Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Government of Rajasthan), T. Prabhushankar (Executive Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board), Ankit Tulsyan (Project Manager (Water, Sanitation & Environment), Agence Francaise DE Development (AFD), French Development Agency) and Jigar Desai (Founder & C.T.O, RyDOT InfoTech Pvt Limited).
Amrita had also joined with Gates foundation project to facilitate the availability of decontaminated water and improve the conditions of sanitation in India. Globally Amrita was ranked 52 by Times Impact Ranking for SDG 6 clean water and sanitation in the year 2021.