Delivering safe water across India
“At ADAMA India, we believe in connecting with our farmers beyond plant protection and help nurture our rural communities. Water being an important yet scarce resource here, we sought to install water purification plants to ensure safe drinking water in many villages. We intend to continue our efforts towards sustainable projects that provide long-term impact to the farming community,” said Anitha Polimetla, Director, People.
In December 2020 and January 2021, three water plants were installed by the ADAMA team in Andhra Pradesh. The plant in Bethamcherala village supplies 10,000 people in the surrounding area with water, including a school of 600 children. After 25 years of water scarcity, the 3,000 villagers in Pothidoddi now have a safe and reliable source of water after the installation of a plant purifying 1,000 litres of water an hour. A third plant was installed in the village of Mutyalampadu in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. An indication of the importance of the plants, is that they were opened by local Members of Parliaments and State Ministers.
Water plants in other states have been installed too. As many as 2,500 farmers attended the opening of the plant in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, while farmers and villagers in Revaral in the central state of Maharashtra have already seen the benefits of their new plant which was opened in October 2020.
The investment in water plants across India by ADAMA is a practical example of how the company not only listens to farmers and local community members but delivers what they need too.