Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Diageo India, Swami VivekanandShiksha Samiti (SVSS), anon-profit organization working towards upliftment of women, youth and children together with the villagers of Amala today inaugurated the first RO Community Water Plant in their village.
The water plant, with a capacity 500 Litres/hour, will give access to quality water to the villagers addressing the prevailing water scarcity and contaminated water issues in Bhopal.
The plant was inaugurated byMr. Dinesh Meena, Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat, Amala in the presence ofMr. Sujoy Aich, Project Director, SVSSand Mr. Rajneesh Sharma, Deputy General Manager, Bhopal, Diageo India.
The RO water plant, a first for the village and Bhopal, aims to providea convenient source especially for remote areas where water pipelines do not reach and expensive branded bottled water is not an alternative.
The reverse osmosis (RO) water plants and ultraviolet purifiers will ensure clean and pure drinking wateris easily available to the villagers and towns. This water can also be used for cooking food thusadditionally protecting the people from contracting water-borne diseases like cholera and Tuberculosis which was an issue in the past.
Commenting on the initiative, Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Chief Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer, Diageo India, said, “Diageo India is committed to building thriving communities around its manufacturing units through solutions for security, health and education.
We are delighted that together with our partner SVSS we are able to make these necessities a reality for families living in villages around our Bhopal plant.”