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Maithri Aquatech wins 10th Earth Care Awards for Innovation for Innovation in Climate Action

Maithri Aquatech's Founder, Ramkrishna Mukkavilli (far left) and CEO, Naveen Mathur (far right) receive the 10th Earth Care Award.

The Earth Care Awards (ECAs) is a joint initiative of JSW and The Times of India group, It is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary climate stewardship of individual leadership, organization, corporates as well as state actors in response to climate change. The award recognizes locally evolved transformative models/ solutions that address the need for building/ enhancing the climate resilience capacities of the vulnerable groups/ infrastructures/ system and process those that drive climate actions. This award wishes to bring forth those cutting-edge solutions that are impactful, practical, scalable and replicable. Initiatives such as renewable energy development, energy efficiency, reduction in emissions, development of sustainable infrastructure, nature-based solutions, community-led ecosystem conservation, development of eco-friendly energy sources, replenishment of depleting natural resources, etc. are some of the possible ideas, but not necessarily limited to.

Maithri Aquatech won the award in the 'Innovation for Climate Action' category for its work in building water security and resilience against Climate Change with its nature-based MEGHDOOT solution. MEGHDOOT is renewable water solution capable of taking advantage of rising temperature as an effect of global warming, and is able to generate clean, potable water even during periods of droughts or floods. The technology generates water irrespective even of the erratic rainfall caused as an effect of climate change.

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