CHENNAI : Kent Ro System Ltd, one of the largest water purifier brands in the country has announced to support about 8,500 rural population through a project called WASH — Water, Sanitation and Hygiene — covering six States and eight villages. The project aims to help the children and women from rural areas having negligible access to safe drinking water, toilets and sanitation, says a company press release.
Safe drinking water, awareness about sanitation, hygiene practices, systematic disposal of garbage and prevalence of water borne diseases are some of the thrust areas to be addressed through the project. The six-month long campaign WASH will be executed in association with the Art of Living in villages of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala and Maharashtra
Kent RO and the Art of Living have entered into a mutual agreement for the execution and implementation of this campaign.Kent RO will spend ₹1 crore on providing necessary drinking water, sanitation and toilet facilities to the villagers, while Art of Living will help in making these facilities self sustained, the release said.
The project will run in Narayena Rajupeta (Andhra Pradesh), Shirdhar Jawala, Burhanpur, Tarambakapur (Maharashtra), Muldaspur (Uttarakhand), Inayatgarhi (Uttar Pradesh), Naudihi (Odisha) and Moolathara (Kerala). In addition, 1,100 water purifiers and 249 toilets will be built to benefit around 8,500 villagers, the release said.