VayuJal: Potable water from the air

This continuously improving product could be the answer to the water crisis we are eventually going to face. Read how Ramesh Kumar is trying to solve a humanitarian challenge.

The mildly spoken Ramesh Kumar Soni shyly discloses, “I am the first engineer in the family, and will be the first IIT graduate as well. My father is a farmer and a jeweler, and we come from a small village in Rajasthan where drinking water is a perennial problem.”

In 2010, when the fresh-faced high school graduate was searching for the right engineering course to enroll in, his friends and advisors encouraged him towards nanotechnology. And so, his search brought him to SRM Engineering College in the outskirts of Chennai, where he sailed through a four-year program.

After college, he continued to work on research-based projects at various institutes—the IISc, IIT Chennai, and other places, but soon realized that these internships really didn’t shake out to some concrete outcomes and were quite short-lived. “Some of these projects were all of sixty days! What can you do in that timeframe?” he recalls.

He then went to IIT Chennai and began volunteering at the labs, and started working on surface material research with Professor Pradeep Kumar, eventually landing…

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Want to hear more?

When this story reaches 1000 views we will cover an exclusive of this business.

127/1000 views
Share
How you can support this business.

Connect with this business​

Related Stories

Subscribe for GOTN Daily Newsletter

We give you interesting stories, news, jobs, etc. direct to your inbox

Thank you for subscribing!

By connecting, you’re agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .

What is

GOTN is a platform that aims to bring together entrepreneurs from around Tamil Nadu to form a creative community by offering inspiration, information and facilitating connects.

Subscribe for GOTN Daily Newsletter

We give you interesting stories, news, jobs, etc. direct to your inbox

By connecting, you’re agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .

What is

GOTN is a platform that aims to bring together entrepreneurs from around Tamil Nadu to form a creative community by offering inspiration, information and facilitating connects.