Bhubaneswar: Hindustan Zinc has installed an RO Plant and five Water ATMs to provide safe drinking water in addition to the existing two RO Plants, four Water ATMs and a Water Mobile Van installed in Debari.
Hindustan Zinc installed an additional water purifying RO Plant in the Merdta Panchayat of Udaipur, directly impacting lives of 5000 people in 5 villages. The company has spent Rs. 40 lakh on this project where the plant will function with a purification rate of 1000L/ hour. The plant was inaugurated by Mr. C.P. Joshi – MP, Chittorgarh and Mr. Dharamnarayan Joshi – MLA, Mavali along with Mr. Amitabh Gupta – Director Commercial, HZL and Mrs. Neelima Khetan – Head CSR, HZL on 30th August 2019.
During the event, Mr. C.P. Joshi said “Potable water has always been the concern in rural areas and with such initiatives, Hindustan Zinc has been contributing towards greater good of the society.”
Additionally, Mr. Amitabh Gupta spoke on the importance of potable drinking and emphasised on how Hindustan Zinc has pro-actively contributed in the field of education, health, cleanliness and empowerment across its business units.
Mrs. Neelima Khetan – Head CSR, Hindustan Zinc, briefed about this initiative and discussed about the operations of the plant & availability of drinking water in the village.
The RO plants, built in association with Water Life, have a capacity of 3000 litres and function on the advanced membrane technology. With this technology, the water goes through a 10 stage purification process and is backed by solar power to lower its dependency on electricity. About 20 litres of water can be dispensed at minimum amount of Rs.6.
The water from these ATM’s is available 24×7 and can be dispensed by the people with the help of a prepaid ATM card which were given to the villagers while registering them. Apart from these ATMs, an individual mobile ATM van with a capacity of 2000 litres is reaching out to the remote areas of the villages to which the plant is not accessible. Of these existing two RO Plants, four Water ATM’s a total of 10,000 people have benefitted in one year. Also present for the inauguration event were rural communities and other Government & HZL officials.