Clean drinking water comes to another 100,000 people
March 27, 2018 – Kerala, India
Over 100,000 villagers in Kerala have begun to receive clean drinking water as part of the Jivamritam Project launched in India by Embracing the World six months ago. The new filtration systems are spread across 14 districts in the state.
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Jivamritam Project last October in Amritapuri. The national goal is to bring clean drinking water to about 10 million people living in villages within one year. The timeline, of course, depends upon approvals by local governments.
In Kerala, as many as 127 water filtration units have been installed so far. In the next two months, Embracing the World plans to raise the water filtration units in the region to 200, which would benefit an additional 60,000 people from marginalized rural communities in the state.
“Over the last six months, 50 faculty and staff and 200 students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have worked tirelessly to install 127 community water filtration systems in Kerala, including 55 in Alappuzha, 16 in Kollam, 11 in Thiruvananthapuram and 10 each in Thrissur and Kozhikode,” said Dr Maneesha Sudheer, who heads the Jivamritam project.