​A special bus is helping thousands of Odisha Fani victims get clean water -- thanks to a giant purifier on board

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  • A special bus having a water purification system onboard has reached Odisha to help cyclone affected people drink clean water.
  • The bus has the capacity to purify 40,000 litres of water in a day and can clean 2000 litre water in an hour
  • A similar bus was used to help the flood-affected Kerala.
A special bus with a water purification system onboard with the capacity to purify 40,000 litres of water in a day, reached Odisha on Tuesday to those affected by cyclone Fani. It will be used to clean any sort of contaminated water including dirty water from silt.



The 40- feet- long “mobile water purification bus” started from the coastal town of Bhavnagar in Gujarat. It was indigenously developed by the Council of Science and Industrial Research. The bus contained an RO desalination and ultrafiltration plant. It also has a TFC membrane filtration that filters viruses and bacteria from the water.

A similar bus was used to help the flood-affected Kerala.

Cyclone Fani has been the strongest cyclone to hit India in 43 years. As many as 800,000 people were reportedly evacuated just before the cyclone made landfall in the eastern coast of India. In fact, Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha lost over one million trees and 64 lives because of the deadly cyclone that came at a speed of 165-200km on May 2. However, there were no major casualties.
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