Grundfos India brings clean drinking water to Thiruvanai Koil village
Chennai, 24 January 2019: Grundfos India, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technology, partnered with Hand in Hand India, a leading international nonprofit organization to bring clean drinking water to Thiruvanai Koil, Kancheepuram. The drinking water system was inaugurated in the presence of the village community today.
Drinking water has been a critical concern for the people in Thiruvanai Koil especially in the summer. The villagers are either forced to travel nearly five KMs every day to nearby panchayats for drinking water or had to resort to buying water from private companies. Since most of the villagers have a basic income either from manual labor or agriculture, they do not have the luxury to directly invest in drinking water facilities.
Through this Grundfos India sponsored system, more than 250 households will be positively impacted and their dependency on external sources for drinking water will be tremendously reduced.
- On an average, families at Thiruvanai Koil will be able to save around 40 minutes in a day; equal to half a year per family due to the drinking water facility.
According to a recent report by NITI Aayog,
- 40% of India’s population might not have access to drinking water
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- 200,000 people in India die every year due to lack of clean water
Speaking about the initiative, Mahathi Parashuram, Regional Head of Public Affairs, Communications & Engagement, Asia Pacific Region, rundfos, said “We believe that access to drinking water is a basic human right. The significance of this initiative emanates from our commitment towards providing clean drinking water to people across the globe. Our aim is to improve the overall quality of life of the people in Thiruvanai Koil and help them become self- ufficient with respect to clean water. They will now have more time and energy to focus on their families, education and livelihood.”
Krishnan, Chief Operating Officer, Hand in Hand India, also added “We at HIH India have always worked towards uplifting and creating self-reliant villages. We are delighted to partner with Grundfos India to bring clean drinking water to the village of Thiruvanai Koil. Like Grundfos, we also believe that access to clean drinking water is a necessity and we want to be help improve the lives of as many people as possible.”