andhan has teamed up with Eureka Forbes Limited (EFL) with the objective to provide safe
purified drinking water to the destitute section of the community residing in the rural areas.
he health related expenditure in poor households is high owing to frequent occurrence of water-borne
diseases which siphons out considerable portion of their income. The water problem becomes more acute during summers leading to
health hazards. Hence there exists a huge demand for safe drinking water. This collaborative project titled ‘Bandhan Safe Water’
envisions to provide water fit for consumption at affordable rates to the localities and in the process generate employment for
local youth as plant operator, delivery person and moderator.
o begin with, a fully automated state-of- the- art water treatment plant has been set up in Bally,
Howrah. The initial plan is to dispense 10,000 litres of safe water per day to 500 households (approx.) in the village. In this
project, the rechargeable Radio Frequency Identification Data (RFID) water dispensing card would be introduced which would enable
villagers to collect water conveniently by bringing it in contact with the touch panel thereby minimizing chances of cross
contamination and water wastage.
his water plant set up in Howrah district is a first of its kind. The inauguration ceremony for
the same was held on March 01, 2014 in the august presence of Shri Rajiv Banerjee, Minister of Irrigation & Waterways, Government
of West Bengal and Shri Ranjan Ganguly, Senior Vice President, Eureka Forbes Limited (EFL).