Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Piramal Sarvajal and Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation, Smart City Tie-up in the Safe Drinking Water Space
People using the Sarvajal Water ATM Services

On 12th July 2017, Bhubaneshwar Municipal Corporation and Piramal Sarvajal signed the agreement for providing Safe Drinking water to the people of Bhubaneshwar through a decentralized community safe drinking water solution. Piramal Sarvajal, the technology partner, has through its pioneering solutions aimed to alleviate challenges in the community safe drinking water management sector through innovative products, solution and systems in areas of water purification and distribution.
Signing of the agreement

Highlights of the project

1.  After Delhi, Bhubaneshwar is the first city to set-up a 'Hub N Spokes' water ATM project.
2.  The tenure of this project is for five years and involves settings up of 4 Hub Purification Units and 40 Solar Powered, Cloud Connected Water ATMs.
3.  Both purification and dispensing systems are remote monitoring equipped.
4.  Water ATMs can be operated both through smart cards and coins.
5.  Bhubaneshwar is the first Smart City to initiate such a project, ensuring safe drinking water to not only the underserved bastis but also the Common Commuters.
6.  This project will not only reduce chances of water borne  diseases it will also set benchmarks in the provision of Low-Cost, High-Quality, Clean-Tech, Smart Public Service in the drinking water space.
7.  Piramal Sarvajal experience in Delhi has shown this model contributes to a greater degree of resilience compared to grid/network solutions in times of disaster or man-made service disruption.
8.  Piramal Sarvajal recently received the Prestigious FT/IFC Transformational Business Award for Achievement in Transformational Technology for designing and deploying innovative technology to ensure safe drinking water access to communities.
The exterior of the Sarvajal main purification location     

About Piramal Sarvjal
Piramal Sarvajal, seeded by the Piramal Foundation in 2008, is a mission driven  social enterprise which designs and deploys innovative solutions for creating affordable access to safe drinking water in underserved areas. Sarvajal is at the forefront of developing technologies and business practices in the safe drinking water sector that are designed to make a purely market-based model sustainable in both rural and urban deployment conditions. Currently, we are reaching out to approximately 320,000 consumers daily, through 416+ installations across 14 states.

Piramal Sarvajal has been able to successfully demonstrate sustainable community-level decentralized drinking water solutions built upon the foundation of quality control, operational accountability and price transparency. Cashless transactions, off-grid capability, pay-per-use methodology, 24x7 service availability, user-level transaction mapping, real-time impact monitoring and provision for targeted subsidies are the unique advantages offered by this solution.

Hub and Spoke Model

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