Award Winning Project ASBAH joins AquaKraft’s SWACHHAGRAHA – A Movement for Clean, Green, Healthy & New INDIA on UN WORLD WATER DAY
Online PR News – 23-March-2020 – Mumbai, India – UN WORLD WATER DAY saw a unique partnership between the award winning Project ASBAH and AquaKraft’s SWACHHAGRAHA to provide Clean Drinking Water & Sanitation to one and all.
Project ASBAH, Every Drop, A Promise, is an endeavour to provide clean drinking water to urban slums and rural households which are plagued by the lack of accessibility or affordability for potable drinking water. Project ASBAH achieves its objective by setting up contaminant specific community water filtration plants. Technologies such as UV, UF, RO, nanofiltration, coagulation and flocculation are used for the purification of water in the target areas to achieve maximum efficiency. Water is dispensed through water ATM machines and is provided at an unimaginable rate of Rs. 4-6 for 20 litres, thereby creating tangible social and economic impact in the lives of the community members. 9 plants have been established by it till date in the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana and more than 24,000 lives are impacted daily through its endeavors. Asbah has also undertaken various IEC activities in the fields of menstrual hygiene, health, and education, thus making it a holistic WASH model.
Project ASBAH has been lauded by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejrival for its efforts in the water and sanitation sector. It has been adjudged as the Best Water Project amongst 120+ projects from all across the globe at the World Water Race, San Jose, California. Hon’ble Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has appreciated Project ASBAH for generating positive impact through sustainable action in the water sector.
AquaKraft Projects Pvt. Ltd., a next generation innovation driven Sustainability & Social Impact initiative focused on providing clean drinking water through Green & Sustainable technologies. The striking feature of the technology is that it works on gravity, does not waste water unlike reverse osmosis with no sludge making it CLEAN & GREEN. AquaKraft have been advocating sustainability since its inception in 2010 and has been recognized as Champions of Sustainable Solutions by The Economic Times. Global Compact Network India (GCNI), the Indian arm of the UN Global Compact Network, New York has partnered & recognised AquaKraft as a Program Implementation Partner for UN SDG 6. AquaKraft has also entered into a Joint Research Partnership with the prestigious Institute of Chemical Technology – ICT (Formerly UDCT) to conduct research in finding green and sustainable alternatives to convert saline water, ground & sea, into potable water. This assumes significance in the wake of the recent ban on Reverse Osmosis by the NGT.
AquaKraft has innovated a unique socio economic developmental model called SWACHHAGRAHA where SWACHH is Sanitation & WAter for Community Health & Hygiene and AGRAHA is an invitation to all stakeholders across Government, Elected Representatives, Corporates, Non Profits, Academia, Students, Volunteers and most importantly the Indian Diaspora to com together and build a Clean, Green, Healthy & New India. SWACHHAGRAHA aims to augment the overall Human Development Index (HDI) of every citizen of India while proliferating the principles of SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAAN & JALSHAKTI ABHIYAAN. SWACHHAGRAHA enables 10 of the 17 UN SDGs and several developmental schemes of Government of India.
“The principles and objectives of Project ASBAH are seamlessly congruent with that of AquaKraft to provide sustainable solutions in the area of Clean Drinking Water & Sanitation. We are particularly impressed by the efforts and commitment of Team ASBAH which is an epitome of Student Volunteerism who to our mind are the key stakeholders in transforming the country to NEW INDIA. This is once of the key factors which led to their joining SWACHHAGRAHA and together we will make a green and sustainable impact across the country. This partnership will set a precedence in Student volunteerism which should be emulated by one and all. The main objective of this partnership is to proliferate the use of Green Technologies which is a key to sustainability. With this in the backdrop, the focus is to create sustainable livelihood models in every facet of the Water Cycle. These opportunities will be presented to Corporates for their CSR & Sustainability initiatives with a vision making every community water positive.” Said “SwachhShree” Dr. Subramanya Kusnur, Founder Chairman & CEO, AquaKraft & Architect of SWACHHAGRAHA.
“In a country where almost three quarters of the population lacks access to safe drinking water, clean and affordable water at the press of a button can sound like a fountain of hope. The aim of Project ASBAH is to turn this hope into reality in the lives of our community members. We are looking forward to carrying out our vision along with the able guidance and partnership of AquaKraft, to give a successful eco friendly dimension to our goal of providing for people who are mired with lack of rudimentary necessities, one of which is safe and potable water, through its GREEN technology. We hope to have a long term and fruitful collaboration to create tangible social impact in our communities.” Such are the words of Pratik Agarwal, Trustee, Project ASBAH