NEW DELHI: Covestro (India) along with Waterlife India has inaugurated a new plant for Community Water System (CWS) which will provide safe drinking water in Sangolikuppam village, Cuddalore near SIPCOT (Tamil Nadu) where there has been a prolonged and prevalent concern over safe drinking water.
“The initiative is in line with the objective of Covestro to contribute to the UN SDG goals.”, company said.
Based on a survey, villagers are taking recourse by purchasing drinking water in cans at prices ranging from Rs. 20-Rs.40 for 20 litres and hence, have welcomed the proposed community drinking water project that would provide high quality, affordable drinking water at just Rs.7 for 20 litres.
The plant has a capacity of 1000 litres per hour and can serve the entire population of this village.
Ajay Durrani, MD, Covestro (India) said, “We are confident that steps such as these will bring about a ripple effect in the community and make this world a brighter place.”
“Waterlife are seeking to build a stronger and more empowered nation drop by drop.” says Mohan Ranbaore, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Waterlife.
The Safe water program does not just impact the health parameters but given that it is so fundamental a need, it also impacts multiple other parameters like household expenses, productivity, educational outcomes, and many more. Hence through this Safe Drinking Water program addresses multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals – such as health, poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, economic growth and partnerships for sustainable communities.
Waterborne diseases have been hampering the development of future generations as drinking contaminated water results in stunted growth and absenteeism from school, amongst children.
Inauguration of the plant took place on October 23rd 2018 in the presence of Michael Friede, Head – Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties, Covestro AG & Dr. Thomas Roemer, Head of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (TPU), Covestro Hong Kong Limited.
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