Hundreds of people living in a rural village in south-east India have been given access to clean, safe drinking water for the first time thanks to an innovative project by Adama India.
Working in cooperation with local authorities, Adama India has helped to build two water treatment plants in the Marampalli Village, near Tadepalligudem in Andhra Pradesh.
The plants, which were completed in September 2016, treat more than 1000 litres of water every day, providing safe water to more than 250 people.
Mr. Balaji Prasad, Adama India’s National Head - Sales, said the project was developed as part of a regional government initiative focusing on improving public health and supplying safe drinking water to rural areas.
The initiative was born in December 2014 when Adama India was launched.
“Before the water plant was installed local people suffered due to water pollution,” Balaji said.
“They suffered from water-borne diseases like typhoid, cholera, paratyphoid fever, dysentery and jaundice.
“Since the water plants were opened, the water contamination issues were solved and these problems addressed.”
Access to water is a significant issue for people living in Marampalli Village, as much of the area’s farmland is irrigated via canals running from the Godavari River.
While there is enough water for farmland, the river water is not safe to drink.
“In the past villagers used to drink ground water directly without purifying it,” Balaji added.
“Adama India is now working very closely with farmers in this area to train them about pesticides and other water management practices to help improve the water quality.”
“We hope that we’ll be able to replicate this project in other rural areas across India where water safety is a real problem for people who live and work there.”