The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Low Cost Water filter

Published on July 3, 2014 um 18:25

Name of Enterprise

Engineering without borders- Delhi Technological University


Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road
110042 Delhi

Your title/position

water for poor

Type of Enterprise

nonprofit organization , informal program/project

Enterprise has a positive impact on

environment, health, other: society

Year the enterprise was founded



Summary of your enterprise

We are inspired by an urgent concern for accelerating sustainable rural development, assisting in capacity building in backward rural and urban communities of India, protecting the country's natural resource base and working across national boundaries for social and economic justice and responsible use of technology.

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Project pratibha: It is an initiative by Engineers Without Borders-DTU Chapter and Skilled Samaritan Foundation. It aims at economically empowering the underprivileged women of village Sirohi (Haryana) by promoting and marketing the handicrafts made by them. Achievements: EWB-DTU projects on Solar Water Bottles and Project Pratibha bagged the 1st and the 2nd postion in the respectively in the Delhi Zone Nirmaan-competition on rural sustainability projects!

Sustainability and future plans

self- funded through member ship fees , if a certain project meets the standard then funding is generated through sponsors or EWB organization.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

the project participants(dhruv sehgal, dhruv mehta, dhruv katoria, snehal pandey and jasmeet singh) are the students of 3rd year, B. Tech , Environment Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technological University around 21-22 yrs old. We desire to work for the growing concerns for the environment and to help the below poverty line people who indirectly are the most effected people of the society. This water filter is developed to provide water at low cost to people, the filter is designed to treat the groundwater.

The Design of water Filter

Water before and after the process

Test reports from an nationally accredited laboratory indicating that the water is fit for consumption after purification according to drinking water standards

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July 26, 2014 05:42

Thats a brilliant idea u have there. I am also working with a team of local egineers in cameroon to see how we can provide good quality portable water our local communities around here.

July 16, 2014 16:09

I think it if sponsored properly will not only help India, but Africa as well the challenges we have here are numerous. Many African countries lack the aces of clean water and are exposed to pipe born water diseases.

July 8, 2014 20:32

My good wishes for the project. Low Cost Water Filter is a need of hour. Especially Rural and Under privilege people will get the benefit of it. Only awareness drive ha to be initiated which can be done with the help of NGO's and Media.
We the Member of Lions Club will definitely lime light your project, and make the people aware about it.
Our Heartiest Congratulations for being Selected in such a big Platform.

July 3, 2014 22:05
July 3, 2014 19:27

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