Stories from the ground

Help a Village and a Like-Minded Corporate

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Piramal Sarvajal and HDFC ERGO partnered to launch the Sarvajal Kendra (Sarvajal Hub) in Peeth, in October of 2013.

Peeth is a village in the heart of the Aravallis in Rajasthan. It is one of the most backward districts of the country and is severely water stressed. In Peeth, most people (84%) get their drinking water from the local well, contaminated with dangerously high levels of fluoride and other heavy minerals. Although surveys showed that the local residents were aware of danger of their water posed to their health, but the only alternative was a single private drinking water supplier, who charged 2 rupees per litre and only catered to 40 families.

Thus, the market welcomed the Sarvajal Kendra, as a much needed solution. Today, the facility serves more than 200 families daily, ensuring they get safe water delivered at their doorstep.

In fact, since the Sarvajal Kendra 2 more local suppliers have been inspired to replicate the drinking water business model. All together, the 4 suppliers now reach at more than 500 families... Know More

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No Power, No Water

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The Desh Bandhu & Manju Gupta Foundation has a boarding school in the Dhule district of Maharashtra. This school was primarily for children of tribal families who wouldn’t otherwise have access to formal education. However, the children’s academic performance was being affected by the significant number of sick days due to diarrhea and other waterborne illnesses.

For such a worthy cause Piramal Sarvajal was happy step in and install a purification unit to serve the children with clean water. The Sarvajal water would keep the kids healthy and fully functioning for learning.

In fact, only 6 months after installation, the Desh Bandhu & Manju Gupta Foundation reached back out to thank Sarvajal. They eagerly shared that, since the plant’s installation, absences due to waterborne illness has decreased by 90%... Know More

Slums can be Smart as Well

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Despite living in India’s national capital, many households in Delhi still do not have access to piped water. Indeed, even those who have piped water are not guaranteed safe water quality, making drinking municipal water hazardous for your health. Recognizing the dire need of the citizen, Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Government of NCT of Delhi partnered with Piramal Sarvajal to create India’s 1st Decentralized Drinking Water Project for Urban Slums. Under this Public-Private Partnership model, we are creating access for over 10,000 low income families in each of the 6 slum communities where we work... Know More

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Public Service as a Safe and Sustainable Service

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The dearth of low-cost, good-quality safe drinking water options in Delhi’s public places was a blight on a city that is increasingly modernizing as a sustainable global center. In fact, even when authorities installed traditional safe water facilities, there was no way to monitor the upkeep and quality at different locations across the sprawling city. Piramal Sarvajal stepped in with a more efficient, low cost public utility. In partnership with Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transit System (DIMTS), and the government of NCT of Delhi we provided sustaibable access to safe drinking water through a network of Water ATMs. Now, authorities know how their facilities are working from a remote central management position and can guarantee quality to the citizen of Delhi... Know More

Multilateral Organization Partnered Projects

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On a typical 45°C summer day, each of the 100 students at Goner Girls’ School used to carry a 1 litre bottle filled with drinking water to school, which had to be carefully rationed for the entire school day. Working with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Akshaypatra and Jaipur Zila Parishad, Sarvajal sought to change this. Now that Sarvajal’s Water ATM is installed in their school, they no longer have to carry water with them or worry about having enough to stay healthy and hydrated during their lessons. Know More

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Govt. Partnered (PPP) Projects

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Kavita ji is a housewife who lives about 200 metres away from Sarvajal’s site office in Delhi’s Sawda Ghevra JJ Colony. Just prior to Sarvajal’s arrival in Sawda, Kavita ji’s newest family member Bharti (then 7 months old) had a severe case of diarrhea, leading to hospital bills of more than Rs 5,000. On the doctor’s recommendation, Kavita ji started buying 15 litres of Sarvajal everyday for the entire family. She says proudly, “We can go without TV for a few days but not Sarvajal. We are proud to be a Sarvajal gali (Sarvajal lane). Know More

Rural Franchise Project

Franchise Model

Before we met him, Sandeep was an educated but unemployed 30 year old. His town, Taranagar, lies in the heart of the Churu belt, an area rife with water contamination due to heavy minerals. That’s why Sandeep and his uncle, Hanumanji jumped at the opportunity to open a safe water business with Sarvajal. Today, they have been successfully running their franchise for 5 years, employing 12 local youngsters to help serve 3000 people every day. Through referrals, they’ve helped set up 3 other Sarvajal Franchises across Rajasthan and the success of their business in Taranagar encouraged 3 other local competitors. Know More

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Serving Underserved Construction Labourers

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L&T Realty reached out to Sarvajal to install a drinking water solution for their Crescent Bay, Bhoiwada construction site in Parel East, Mumbai. The 1700 labourers working on site needed a safe water source to hydrate from the daily heavy labor. Sarvajal installed Water ATMs across the living camps to give the workers and their families 24/7 access to clean water. “In just 2 months this system has benefitted the labourers and the staff substantially,” claims site supervisor, Mr. Mahamoni. “Earlier we used to get packaged drinking water at times, and we find the quality of Sarvajal to be even better” We are able to see improvement in the health of the labour. They use this water for drinking as well as cooking and particularly stomach-related ailments have almost become very very few. I sincerely hope management implements this in other sites for the benefit of labourers. Know More