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Hard to believe but true, 0.2 million Indians die each year because of the lack of safe water access. India is now facing its worst water crisis in history. The crisis may affect 100 million people as Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and 18 other cities are likely to reach zero groundwater levels by the end of 2020. Country’s groundwater is declining faster than its usual recovery time. We all know rainfall matters for the Indians, especially for the farmers. More than 60% of farmers use groundwater as the primary source of irrigation. It has seen that the numbers of normal rainy days have been reduced over the past 15 years. Today we will be talking about the usefulness of the Internet of Things connected devices in dealing with the water crisis our country is going through.
- IoT will help in monitoring the quality of tap water
- IoT will allow the government to use remote monitoring over the internet
- IoT will enable the farmers in detecting the number of leakages in the pipeline
- IoT devices will detect the amount of waste thrown into the river
- IoT will allow the government to use smart meters for analyzing water treatment systems
- IoT will enable the farmers to control the water crops remotely
- IoT devices will monitor the water level variations in reservoirs
You will be surprised to know the prediction made by research firm IHS Markit, which says more than 500 million smart water meter units would be sold globally in the next five years. Besides, smart IoT-powered water and energy meters are expected to be sold in higher quantities. It is also expected that 1.9 billion IoT devices will be connected across India by the end of 2020. Our government has planned to invest INR 70 billion for 100 smart cities over the next years. Hence, the IoT market, which was a $1.3 billion market in 2016, is likely to be a $9 billion market by 2020. The sectors such as infrastructure, telecom, health, utilities, manufacturing, automotive, and logistics are expected to see the highest adoption of IoT technology.
India’s corporate training institutes have started offering IoT training courses. If you are running a business (product or service-based) in Delhi-NCR, we request you to send some of your front-line employees for IoT training. Interestingly, IoT training in Noida is easy to get as many training houses are offering it. Make a move towards the IoT culture. It will not only push your process efficiency, but also increase India’s IoT demography. But yes, try to prefer a certified institute even though the accredited training institutes charge higher.