The Phase 1 study highlighted that there are (Nano) technologies that
can effectively purify water and there is a large population in need of
these technologies. However, there is a disconnect between the two.
A technology packaging study was undertaken to understand the supply
chain and the life cycle of the products in different domains so that
the findings can be incorporated in the final pilot roll out and try to
look into various aspects like product design, standards and practices
for quality assurance, awareness, safety aspects from the point of view
of each stakeholder.
The first chapter introduces the initiative and lays the context for the
study. The second chapter maps short listed nano based technologies both
at the research and market stages. The pilot will take forward some of
these technologies. Chapter 3 traces the life cycle of a water filter
right from the research stage upto disposal. It also highlights key
issues that need to be considered while planning an intervention.
Chapter 4 further expounds on innovations undertaken by various
stakeholders to enable access to the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP). The
last chapter throws up pointers for the stakeholders to improve access.
Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA). Access to Safe Water for the Bottom of Pyramid: Strategies for Disseminating Technology ResearchBenefits. Technology Packaging Study. Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA), New Delhi, India (2012) 28 pp.