Jal Jeevan Mission


devices that can be used at the household level to test the drinking water quality instantly

Effective & Efficient Testing with quick Results

A portable device only to detect the presence or absence of bacteriological contamination

Testing for Advanced parameters and Biological impurities

A portable device to test one or Multiple parameters

Ease of transportation & handling

Introduction to the program

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti and Invest India have launched an Innovation Challenge to develop “portable devices that can be used at the household level; to test the drinking water quality instantly, easily and accurately.” Keeping in view the source of water, three variants of portable devices will be developed under this program.

Mentors on Board

Dr. Ajay Pradhan

President & CEO
C2S2 Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

Manoj Kumar Singh

AKD Holding Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Pradeep, T.

HSB 148, Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Dr. Sony Pandey

Principal Scientist
CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar

E Nandakumar

Chief executive Officer
International centre for clean water(An IIT Madras Initiative)

Dr. Nabin Kumar Dhal

Chief Scientist – Head
CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar

Dr. M.G Sujana

Sr. Principal Scientist
CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Trupti Das

Sr. Principal Scientist
CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Manish Kumar

Principal Scientist
CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Arakshita Majhi

Senior Scientist
CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar

Mr. Asutosh Nanda


Dr. Muthu Singaram

HTIC, IIT Madras

Saumyajit Guha

Vice President
PadUp Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

Jyoti Prakash


Dr Aparajita Prasad


Dr Satish Kalme

HTIC, IIT Madras


Every rural household has drinking water supply in adequate quantity of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis at affordable service delivery charges leading to improvement in living standards of rural communities.

Industry Partners


The Padma Gen 2 final version can test Color (Optical), pH, Turbidity, TDS (using smart probe), Total hardness, Free residual chlorine, Carbonates, Ammonia Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Total alkalinity, Ammonia chloride, E. coli.
Earthface Analytics
Private Limited
Portable, Reliable, Aesthetic, 6inl, 4Sensor, Battery operated, Easy Calibratable, Cloud/BT connectivity, checks PH, TDS, Turbidity, Color, Hardness, Electrical Conductivity, Salinity to test good water near by
Biomimicry Technologies
Private Limited
Digital Hand-held device to test various parameters in drinking water with 10 parameter validation and immediate results for Ammonia, phosphate, chlorine, nitrate, iron, nitrite, boron, potassium, sulphates.
Plastisurge Industries
Private Limited
The device is integrated with 4 Measurement Techniques: Potentio­ metric, Electrical Conductivity, Colorimetric & Nephelometric which is Pre-Programmed & Pre- Calibrated for Water Analysis, Integrated GPS, Online Data Transfer
Private Limited
Focuses on the digital readout of colorimetric field test kits with an adaptability for potentiometric and paper strip based sensors. The device has been tested for : Iron, Fluoride, Nitrite, Phosphate, Nitrate, Hardness, Alkalinity
EyeNetAqua Solutions
Private Limited
The Water Testing Device is smartphone based and will be testing pH, Fluoride, Iron, Nitrate, Sulphate, Chloride, Residual Chlorine, Ammonia, Total hardness, Total alkalinity, Copper, Chromium, Manganese, Zinc, Phosphate.
Hueristics Devices
Private Limited
Fast portable testing of heavy metals (lead). It is a high resolu­tion ADC, loT enabled and also tests TDS and temperature in basic parameters
Limited Liability Partnership
Can perform Microbial test (Coliform) in a short-time (6-12 hrs.), which generally takes 2-3 days. It tests water hardness "on site" which is normally performed in the lab. Camera of the smartphone can also be used as a color detection instrument
Fabetto Ecotech
Private Limited
We have developed a solid-state organic molecule-based sensor that uniquely detects nitrate ions in real-time as electronic signal that can be measured . The sensor system is loT enabled and has a limit of lower detection (LLOD at 50 ppm) for nitrate ion in water
Indriya Sensotech
Private Limited
Portable, loT enabled, Conductance and Colorimetric based Water Purity checking device, creating a Measure-Transfer/Store-Analyse Para digm . Data gets transferred to cloud based portal with device ID and GPS info for further analysis
Padmaseetha Technologies
Private Limited