First RO Community Water Plant in Bhopal launched by Diageo India and Swami Vivekanand Shiksha Samiti

20 Apr 2018 | Press release

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Bhopal, April 20, 2018: Diageo India, Swami Vivekanand Shiksha Samiti (SVSS), a non-profit organization working towards upliftment of women, youth and children together with the villagers of Amala today inaugurated the first RO Community Water Plant in their village. The water plant, with a capacity 500 Litres/hour, will give access to quality water to the villagers addressing the prevailing water scarcity and contaminated water issues in Bhopal.

The plant was inaugurated by Mr. Dinesh Meena, Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat, Amala in the presence of Mr. Sujoy Aich, Project Director, SVSS and Mr. Rajneesh Sharma, Deputy General Manager, Bhopal, Diageo India.

The RO water plant, a first for the village and Bhopal, aims to provide a convenient source especially for remote areas where water pipelines do not reach and expensive branded bottled water is not an alternative. The reverse osmosis (RO) water plants and ultraviolet purifiers will ensure clean and pure drinking water is easily available to the villagers and towns. This water can also be used for cooking food thus additionally protecting the people from contracting water-borne diseases like cholera and Tuberculosis which was an issue in the past.

Commenting on the initiative, Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Chief Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer, Diageo India, said, “Diageo India is committed to building thriving communities around its manufacturing units through solutions for security, health and education. We are delighted that together with our partner SVSS we are able to make these necessities a reality for families living in villages around our Bhopal plant.”