The village communities in Uttar Pradesh will operate water filtration plants on a cooperative model, say media reports. The water plants have been installed with an investment of almost Rs. 11 million.
FMC India has said it has made operational community water filtration plants in 15 villages to supply clean, potable water across the state.
Each plant has the capacity to produce 48,000 litres of filtered water per day, the 15 plants are meeting the safe water requirements of nearly 40,000 families.
Data from the Indian government shows that 69.14 million cases of diarrhea, viral hepatitis, typhoid, and cholera were reported from 2012 through 2017.
In a reply to Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament, on April 6, 2018, Jai Prakash Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, noted that amongst these diarrhea remains the leading killer in India, responsible for 60 percent of all deaths.
The installation of new water systems by FMC will address waterborne diseases and making a significant difference to the health of the residents in Uttar Pradesh.