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Indian Entrepreneur's 'ATM' Solution to Nation's Water Crisis

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 18 January 2013, 04:26 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore:  About 3/4th part of the earth is known to be covered by water out of which 97 percent constitutes sea water and 3 percent is fresh water. Out of this 3 percent only 1 percentage of water is good to drink. Though India is a peninsula the availability of water is drastically less and there are plenty of reported deaths due to unavailability of drinking water. In this situation of crisis, there is an Indian entrepreneur, Anand Shah, who is striving relentlessly to ensure that his country men have good access to drinking water all the time.  



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Sarvajal is a company that was established in 2008 to address the increasing need of water in the Indian community especially in the rural areas. In Sanskrit, ‘sarva’ means everyone and ‘jal’ means water which is when put together becomes ‘Sarvajal’ – water for everyone. This startup was originally set up as a nonprofit experiment in 2007 but the thriving needs of people has reformed it to the current name. The company stats depict that it has around 154 rural franchises and it also claims that it has around 84,854 people drinking clean water through Sarvajal, reports fastcoexist.com.



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Reader's comments(2)
1: No doubt it is a 21st technology thinking. Does it work 24 hours when there are are power cuts everywhere in India? To have reliability how much it costs to have back up power? How about Safety? It needs somebody to be there all the time. How much it costs compared to the sales? Simple Aadhar cards distribution in this country is in soup now. Technology should be coupled with social and cultural factors especially in rural areas. Already there are small shops which keep drinking water in Stainless Steel coolers and charge Rs 3 per 1 litre Bottle. This is effective and affordable. What is needed in a country like our s in rural areas is less(or no) power consuming systems. I have designed and developed a Solar Disinfection System which uses natural sunlight both UV and Thermal. When the average temperature(Ambient) is 30 degrees Celsius the unit delivers 12 litres of 99.999 % Pure drinking water in 6 hours exposure to the Sun. It purifies well water, bore water, canal water, pond water etc.
Water is the Elixir of Life
-- Leonardo da Vinci
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 12 Feb, 2013
2: God bless this man for his good deeds
Posted by:kumar - 18 Jan, 2013
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