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AMRIT Technology

AMRIT Technology:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has developed the ‘AMRIT’ technology for removing arsenic and metal ions from water

  • AMRIT Technology has been developed by IIT-Madras, and focuses on removing arsenic and metal ions from water to address water quality issues.
  • Using nano-scale iron oxy-hydroxide, it selectively eliminates arsenic when water passes through it.
  • This technology is suitable for both domestic and community-level water purification, aligning with the objectives of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • The ‘Standing Committee’ of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has recommended AMRIT for consideration in addressing water and sanitation challenges.


  • Arsenic is a chemical element that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust.
  • Arsenic can be found in various forms, including inorganic and organic compounds.
  • Inorganic arsenic is often considered toxic and can pose serious health risks to humans when present in drinking water, leading to issues like arsenic poisoning.