2nd Phase of LOTUS-HR Launched

Published on October 16, 2019
Current context: The 2nd Phase of the Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse, LOTUS-HR was launched by the Union Minister Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on 14th October.
2nd Phase of LOTUS-HR Launched  
  • LOTUS-HR is a water laboratory that aims to produce clean water through a holistic waste-water management approach that can be reused for various purposes.
  • The LOTUS-HR initiative is jointly supported by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Department of Biotechnology, the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • A 200 m2 test site has been constructed on the Barapullah drain, which is one of the main water transport ways in New Delhi and collects water from smaller water drains from all over the city, to dump into Yamuna.
  • The 2nd phase of the India-Netherland Joint initiative LOTUS-HR was launched during the 5 day visit of the Dutch Royal Couple Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima to India.
  • The project was set up at the Sun Dial Park in New Delhi in 2017.


Q.1 The LOTUS-HR project is a joint initiative between India and _______, for clean water through water management?
a. Russia
b. France
c. Netherland
d. Germany

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