An innovative water project creates a sustainable impact."
Mudichur, Tamil Nadu
Located on the outskirts of Chennai, Mudichur is a village panchayat which has 4,500 households. We have been implementing our solid waste management initiative here since 2007 in association with the local body. To help meet the recurring expenses of our SWM project, we evolved an innovative water project through our group organisation, Helping Hand Micro Finance & Services, a Section 25 Company. A reverse osmosis water purification plant was set-up in Mudichur in August 2012. Operating for eight hours a day, the capacity of the water purification plant is 4,000 litres per hour. A can of water is sold for INR 12. Not only is the reverse osmosis plant providing residents water at a lesser rate (purchasing a water can from the local agency costs INR 30) but the revenue earned through the RO unit will be subsequently diverted towards sustaining the SWM plant in Mudichur.