Occurrence of arsenic in the groundwater has become a cause for concern in many countries. The presence of As(III) species in the groundwater had been one of the biggest challenges for the water workers especially in the south east Asian countries. Nano based adsorption techniques are gaining attention among researchers for the removal of arsenic ions. However, synthesis of nano-adsorbents is a costly affair. Therefore, the present study utilized the cheap and readily available laterite soil as a base material for nano coating. Nano sized manganese (nMn) particles were synthesized by chemical reduction method and later coated on calcined laterite (Lt-nMn). Coating with 0.1 M nMn provided the best As(III) removal efficiency. The prepared material was characterised for its morphological and surface properties. Phase analysis using XRD (X-ray diffraction) showed the presence of zero valent manganese species, which assisted in adsorption. Adsorption studies were conceded by selecting the different affecting parameters such as contact time, concentration, dose, temperature, and pH. Very high removal in less time regime led to the investigation of the oxidation mechanism. Phosphate and sulphate anions insignificantly reduced the removal efficiency. Langmuir model for the sorption isotherms and pseudo-second order kinetic model for the sorption kinetics symbolized the experimental data. Sustainability studies in terms of eco-scaling and cost analysis were performed for the applied method of production of the nano materials. Adsorber design analysis was also conducted to estimate the required amount of Lt-nMn particles for achieving the desired equilibrium As(III) concentration.