Clean water is a precious good and crucial for a healthy and happy life. That is why in 2017, the German Embassy in New Delhi supported a group of women entrepreneurs in the villages around Gurgaon, Haryana.
They produce bio-sand water filters and sell them to the neighboring communities. The so-called “JalKalp” filters run without electricity and convert unpure and dirty water into safe drinking water.
Luisa Wegener, who is responsible for small scale projects granted by the German Embassy, visited the women in their village in Sohna Block. The success of the entrepreneurs
in such a short time is encouraging and the filters are well accepted in the communitiesThe users shared that water-borne diseases are now a thing of the past. The women group is highly motivated and they vividly presented their next steps and future plans.
The small scale project was realized in cooperation with Navjyoti India Foundation, a long-standing partner of the German Embassy. The water filters are assembled in the newly-built annex on Navjyoti’s RMTI campus.
Bio-sand Filter, ‘JalKalp’
CASWT (Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) and S M Seghal Foundation has started an innovative model of Bio-sand Filter, ‘JalKalp’ which overcomes the limitations of conventional bio-sand filter. JalKalp is sustainable and proven drinking water purification method. It is capable of removing suspended solids as well as biological contamination.
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