India Interior

Combating water woes

| Updated on January 18, 2018 Published on July 29, 2016

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Why can’t the recent initiative by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd in community and slum clusters of the Capital be replicated by different agencies in water-stressed parts of the country?

The company has installed Any Time Water (ATW) RO plants to provide consumers access to clean and safe drinking water in Delhi’s JJ clusters.

These water purifiers can supply 500 litres per hour and each household can withdraw a maximum of 10 litres of RO water per day.

The day-to-day operations of the plants are managed by women members of self-help groups (SHGs) working in the clusters.

This initiative provides them a self-employment opportunity as well.

The dwellers can dispense RO water through the rechargeable swipe cards issued to them, for which a nominal user-charge of 10 paise per litre is collected by the SHG women operators in a self-sustainable model.

Published on July 29, 2016
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