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In a country where clean water and electricity are in short supply, a technology that promises both at one go is bound to catch people’s attention. Manoj Mandelia, a 23-year-old student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, has won the 2010 young innovator award conferred by the Indian edition of the MIT-owned tech magazine, Technology Review.  Called Locus, the technology generates electricity from sewage water! And if that’s not enough, it also cleans the water in the process. Hope the municipal corporation is reading this space.