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Green venture Cure It uses drip curing to preserve water at construction sites

Think Change India
2nd Aug 2017
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This startup from Ahmedabad has formulated a technique to preserve water, and save money. Cure It, the green venture founded by Abhishek Mandaliya in 2016, uses a technique called drip curing which enables the preservation of nearly 80 percent of water. While construction work requires around 1,000 litres of water, the same work can be done with just one bucket of water using Abhishek’s technique.

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In India, construction work usually makes use of traditional resources instead of modern practices. As a result of which, resources like water, labour and money are not used judiciously. The most common technique to build a roof or floor in our country involves the use of cement gravel RCC which requires a lot of moisture to make it strong.

Made of cement and gravel, RCC concrete is considered to be very strong. The concrete has molds of iron and sandal rods, as a result of which it takes the form of a solid body due to gravel’s solidification process. Water is used to make the concrete strong, which is provided through pipes or jute bags full of water. The process not only requires intense labour, but also ends up in wastage of huge amounts of water.

To address this issue, he came up with a procedure that preserves nearly 80 percent of water. Here the water is regulated and dripped slowly on RCC concrete. Abhishek, a civil engineer by profession, was inspired by the drip irrigation technique that is generally used for farm irrigation. Since the water is sprinkled in a regulated manner, a huge amount is preserved using this method.

Abhishek was previously working as a project manager outside India, and observed during his stint the amount of water wasted during this process. It takes over an hour to fill 1,000 litres in a tank, after which the unloading of water to concrete also consumes a lot of time. This process is repeated multiple times in a day and results in the wastage of thousands of litres of water.

With the help of a friend, Jitendra Kedia, he came up with this technique after a year of hard work. Water is poured using a multilayer sheet composed of water pockets which ensure a regulated supply of water. Instead of using thousands of litres of water, only one bucket of water is sufficient for the process.


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