The Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Amrita Center for International Programs and the members of Amrita Self Reliant Villages (ASeRve), under the guidance of Shri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), built water distribution systems for more effective water use and management in the villages of Rajasthan, Odisha, and Kerala. The project, initiated by the University’s Live-in-Labs program, began in Kerala in April 2015, and in Rajasthan and Odisha in July 2015.
Students, faculty, and staff joined hands to address the issue of water management in rural communities in India. The Amrita team implemented low cost water distribution and management systems in Harirampur, Rajasthan and Guptapada, Orissa. After conducting an in-depth site survey of the terrain of both villages and of available resources, the Amrita team custom designed a water distribution system consisting of a network of pipes and two overhead water tanks where available water can be collected and then distributed to each home.READ MORE »»