NEW DELHI: After Rahul Gandhi took a dig at PM Modi over his wind turbine remark on Friday, India’s premier R&D body, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), defended Modi’s suggestions and said atmospheric water generator method was well established and worked on the principle of condensation of water from air to provide drinking water.
A Hyderabad-based company, working with the technology, invited Rahul to visit its facility and witness the science of generating water from air.
The CSIR said its Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) had signed an MoU with a private company, Maithri Aquatech, to use this patented technology to get drinking water.
The company claimed that using the technology provides solutions for water through its ‘Meghdoot Water from Air Systems’ which is capable of generating 25 litres to one million litres of drinking water per day.
Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems tweeted a video on October 6, saying Modi’s ideas could push the envelope in energy transition. After Rahul tweeted the same video mocking Modi, the CSIR flagged the ‘Meghdoot’ system while tweeting on patents in India on this technology.