BAIHATA CHARIALI, Sept 6 - The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Assam and Piramal Water Pvt Ltd (Piramal Sarvajal), launched a project on deployment of the first Internet of Things (IoT) solution in single village mini piped water supply scheme at Colony Pahar, Amingaon on September 5.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
The solution is a maiden pilot project not only in Assam but all over India. This is derived using state-of-the art sensors for accurate measurement, micro-controller based control unit and remote monitoring dashboard. The control unit converts signals from sensors to digital data and sends it to a centralised server. A remotely managed dashboard helps Government and local administration in tracking the scheme�s geo-location with its functional status for monitoring various parameters graphically, such as volume of water extracted from the ground, volume of water distributed to the village, water quality and ground water level. This integrated solution will help the PHED in taking necessary corrective or preventive action and thereby help in good governance.
The IoT pilot project was launched by senior officials of the PHED and Piramal Sarvajal. In the programme, Dr Siddhartha Singh, Secretary of PHED, Mission Director SBM, Easther Kathar DDC Kamrup, Nayan Das, Chief Engineer PHED, Diganta Baruah, Executive Engineer and Ruchi Agarwal, senior manager of Piramal Sarvajal were present.