Drinking water is a basic requirement for life and a determinant of standard of living. Poor or no access to safe water supply can result in many diseases including diarrhea , fluorosis, cholera, hepatitis-A, trachoma, etc. Scarcity of drinking water in summer months (March to May) is a problem of natural factors in most of the rural villages in Meghalaya.
The Smart Village Solution
Sourcing inexpensive Water and Sanitation solutions with WATSAN Envirotech in rural India.
WATSAN is an Envirotech company whose mission is to provide water and sanitary solutions to the rural population by manufacturing and distributing low-cost yet effective electricity-free water filters to urban slums and rural families who cannot afford other expensive options. Since the inception of the water purifier unit, WATSAN gained a prominent place in the rural market. Soon after, the modular toilet unit was established to attend to the thriving sanitary requirements of the nation.
Scope of Innovation
Watsan makes affordable, electricity-free, maintenance-free water purifiers and turkey solutions to make modular toilets using green energy. Their water filters were introduced to the community in this pilot project to bring in safe and clean drinking water. The project collaborates between the Smart Village Movement, State of Meghalaya & Watsan for introducing water filters in 3 villages in Meghalaya.
Pilot Area Location:
- SHG center, Madankynsaw, West Jaintia Hills
- Salesforce Trailblazer Lab- Sunei
- Salesforce Trailblazer Lab – Sohrarim
- Purification of contaminated water
- Eliminating odor, turbidity
- Affordable, electricity free, maintenance free, zero water wastage
- Purification through nano pres clay candle medium
- Savings on healthcare
- Income generated by the reseller
THROUGH SHG, AND THE STAKEHOLDERS FROM THE SALESFORCE LAB WE ARE TRYING TO
RESELL THE WATSAN WATER FILTERS. OUR GOAL IS TO SCALE UP THE RESALE VALUE OF THESE
SMALL STANDALONE NATURAL TERAFIL WATER PURIFIERS (30 LITERS).
The SVM Platform
The SVM-Berkeley curated open innovation platform builds an Open Innovation ecosystem that connects the villager’s challenges to corporates, academic research, and state governments.
We help leverage shared capital and operational resources with co-innovation and collaborative engagements bringing optimum solutions to rural challenges.
A shift to high-quality healthcare for remote rural areas in Meghalaya and one day all over India & the world.
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