Around 200 million people in rural India have no access to fresh water. The use of high quality materials and standards is essential to deliver sustainable solutions that address the water needs of local communities.
The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust has worked with Borouge to select a material solution for the building of a reliable water supply system that serves half a million people in India.
Leak-tight, durable and easy to maintain, the pipe system ensures the supply of clean, drinkable water to 450 villages all year round and for many years to come.
Access to clean, drinkable water is a major challenge in many developing countries. In India, around 200 million people living in rural areas have no access to fresh water. Providing durable solutions for such populations is critical for their health and welfare and is a basis for future economic and social development. The increased access to clean drinking water is also an important element within the United Nations Millennium Goals.
Founded in 1972, the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust is a charitable trust under the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation. It is dedicated to serving the poor in India and over the years, the Trust has undertaken a number of welfare activities to improve the provision of education, healthcare, drinking water supply, relief to the poor and the preservation of India’s cultural heritage. The Trust has funded several major drinking water projects. Its first drinking water project, completed in 1996, today supplies water to 1.2 million people in 800 villages in the drought-prone Anantapur district of the Andhra Pradesh state.