Workshop on ceramic water filter held

AALO, Oct 8: Workshop cum awareness generation programme on indigenous pottery development, with technology intervention and its application for providing safe drinking water to rural households of Pobdi village in West Siang district was organized by the Pobdi Village Level Development Committee with support of the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology (APSCST) under the state Department of Science & Technology.
Addressing the Panchayat members and villagers, Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology Chairman, Bamang Mangha stressed on the need to use indigenous technology in day to day needs and in turn help to promote the sense of “Make in Arunachal” as a part of the “Make in India” programme.
Emphasizing on the need of adopting modern technology with scientific ways in making pottery based water filter, he said that with intervention of technology and science, various diseases caused by contaminated water could be prevented. He also donated an amount of rupees one lakh to the village development fund.
In his address, Science and Technology Secretary, Gaken Ette informed that the project is being taken up in rural areas on experimental basis. If the project proves to be successful, it may be implemented in other parts of the state with the approval of the government.
In his keynote address, Science & Technology Joint Director, Dr Debojit Mohanta said, “Considering the need for pure and clean drinking water, we are striving to make pottery as the leading water purifier with water filter mechanism”.
Among others, ASM Kenjum Ette, former ASM Mogum Ette and head Gaon Burah Toli Ette also gave their inputs.