CP gets city’s 1st air-to-wa­ter ATM

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New Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (NDMC) on Thurs­day in­stalled a one-of-its-kind air-towa­ter ATM at Con­naught Place.

Am­bas­sador of Is­rael Daniel Car­mon in­au­gu­rated the unique wa­ter ATM at Charkha Park op­po­site Re­gal Build­ing in Con­naught Place.

“Is­rael has de­vel­oped in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies in the field of at­mo­spheric wa­ter gen­er­a­tion, fil­tra­tion, pu­rifi­ca­tion and treat­ment, which are de­signed to cater to the wa­ter needs of large com­mu­ni­ties. This is part of a pi­lot pro­ject to pro­vide the al­ter­na­tive so­lu­tion of drink­ing wa­ter,” he said.

NDMC chair­man Naresh Ku­mar said an MoU has been signed be­tween an Is­raeli com­pany, Wa­ter Gen, and the coun­cil to start the pi­lot pro­ject, which will use al­ter­na­tive tech­nol­ogy to im­prov­ing the quan­tity and qual­ity of ac­ces­si­ble clean wa­ter in New Delhi. WaterGen, which spe­cialises in air-to-wa­ter tech­nol­ogy, uses a so­lar-pow­ered sys­tem to pro­duce fresh wa­ter from air.

“This wa­ter ATM will pro­vide nearly 500 litres every day and will give peo­ple free drink­ing wa­ter,” an of­fi­cial said.

New Delhi MP and coun­cil mem­ber Meenakshi Lekhi, who was also present at the in­au­gu­ra­tion, said Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi dur­ing his visit to Is­rael saw a pre­sen­ta­tion of this tech­nol­ogy and then de­cided to im­ple­ment it in In­dia in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Is­raeli ex­perts in the field, an NDMC re­lease said.

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Am­bas­sador of Is­rael Daniel Car­mon (in blue suit) in­au­gu­rated the ATM at Charkha Park op­po­site Re­gal Build­ing in CP.

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