PIPAVAHA: As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, APM Terminals Pipavav has installed Water ATMs in 12 villages around the port to provide access to safe and clean drinking water.
Under the program- Safe Drinking Water for All, APM Terminals Pipavav has provided healthy water bottles along with clean drinking water that will decrease water borne diseases. During the first year of the project significant decrease in diarrhea, stomach pain and joint pain etc is reported in the project areas.
Water ATM is an automated water vending machine that dispenses clean RO filtered chilled drinking water. APM terminals Pipavav in partnership with Piramal Water Private Limited has installed water ATMs to increase and cultivate the habit of consuming clean water and reduce the maladies caused by water sanitation like jaundice, diarrhea, typhoid etc.
Keld Pedersen, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “United Nations has recognized the access to clean water as a basic human right. We, at APM Terminals Pipavav understand the importance of hygienic water for the overall health of villagers. We are happy to be a part of this initiative of providing access to safe and healthy drinking water to villagers through water ATMs.”
These ATMs are installed for the villagers in Juni Mandardi, Ningala, Jolapur, Hadmatiya, Untiya, Juni Barpatoli, Navi Barpatoli, Khumbhariya, Mota Agariya, Rajparda, Chatadiya and Navi Mandardi.