JanaJal Awarded for Outstanding Community Water Plants
New Delhi, 25th March 2017 The "Nirmal Khora Village” project implemented by JanaJal in June 2016 has recently been awarded for outstanding Community Water Plants by Network 18 under Jaldaan. The award was given away at a function held at Hotel Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai on March 24, 2017.
Water has been one of the biggest problems in the colony fordecades. With this project, JanaJal has demonstrated commendable skills by notonly implementing it but also operating and maintaining the systems on 24 x 7basis. The project, the first of its kind in Asia’s largest labour colony wasthe initiative of Gen VK Singh, Hon'ble MP Ghaziabad and MoS ExternalAffairs, Government of India who also inaugurated the project himself in July2016.
It includes installation and operation of 5 community water plantsthat are providing safe drinking water at only 30 paisa per litre to theresidents of Khora colony. Given the poor conditions of ground water in Khora, JanaJal isdelivering safe drinking water compliant with global drinking water standardsfor quality and is committed to scaling up the project in Khora and further inGhaziabad. Through its unique inclusive model, JanaJal has provided gainfulemployment to members of the Khora community who operate the systems on the dayto day basis and are able to earn a sustainable livelihood.
The company already has an agreement executed with GDA tobuild 33 safe drinking water kiosks in various public places in Ghaziabad.Initial surveys have already been completed and the company will commenceinstallation in April 2017. With the summer season fast approaching, theresidents of Ghaziabad are poised to get tremendous relief through thisproject.
JanaJal has recently received investment from aUS based social impact fund to the tune of USD 5 million and plans to installover 1000 systems by 2018. The company is based in New Delhi and has activeoperations in various cities and States in India. “We are deeply committed tomaking Right to Water a reality for every citizen of our country” said ParagAgarwal, Founder & CMD of JanaJal.