JanaJal commissions Water ATMs in association with IRCTC across Mumbai- CSRBOX

JanaJal commissions Water ATMs in association with IRCTC across Mumbai

By Janajal On 04 April 2018

JanaJal,India’s first dedicated water services company has commissioned nearly 100 water ATMs in association with IRCTC and Indian Railways at various stations in Mumbai such as Churchgate, Kalyan, Chembur, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Panvel, Mankhurd, Wadala, Dockyard Road extending upto Khopoli, Lonavala and even Igatpuri. Recently the company has been awarded additional sites at Borivali, Roha and Bhiwandi. The plan is to keep on expanding and building the presence in Maharashtra and make safe water a reality for commuters and communities.

JanaJal water ATMs installed in collaboration with IRCTC, Western Railways and Central Railways are also delivering environment benefits through reduction in the generation of plastic bottles by encouraging people to carry their own bottles. JanaJal water ATMs would help to curb environmental pollution by eliminating generation of upto 5 Million plastic bottles per year. These Water ATMs provide chilled safe drinking water at a very nominal cost besides generating employment for around 400 people during the past one year.

Remotely supervised and monitored, every JanaJal water ATM delivers the highest standards in quality and services with the promise to provide the much-desired relief to commuters and neighbouring residents in Mumbai and Maharashtra during the upcoming summer season. The company has already provided access to safe drinking water to more than 80 million beneficiaries till date and aims to serve one billion people by 2020.

Parag Agarwal, Founder & CMD JanaJal said, “JanaJal welcomes the ban on plastic bottles affected recently by the Government of Maharashtra. This is indeed a positive step taken by the government not only in public interest but also the cause of reducing pollution and contamination to the environment. Dispensing a glass of chilled water (300 ml) for Re 1 not only ensures economic viability but increases consumption of safe water by more and more people who now find it extremely affordable and accessible. This initiative is an important step towards highlighting how it is critical to collaborate under a joint effort between local administrative bodies and the private sector to deliver the social impact that is unparalleled”.

Pinakin Morawala, PRO, IRCTC- "We welcome this step taken by the government. Banning plastic bottles is for a good cause as it discourages the people to buy plastic bottles. It will prevent the accumulation and handling of plastic waste and help in cutting down environment pollution. Our collaboration with JanaJal addresses the gap between expensive bottled water and the cheap plastic pouches that do not necessarily provide clean water but add to plastic waste in the process.

About JanaJal

In 2013, Parag decided to focus on the gap in demand and supply of safe drinking water and founded JanaJal, a mission to deliver safe drinking water to communities in a sustainable and affordable manner.  JanaJal is India’s leading water services company that aims to make safe drinking water a reality in the lives of every Indian. The concept of water ATM was developed 5 years ago with the objective of providing sustainability to the activity. The company installs, operates and maintains water ATMs that provide safe drinking water on 24X7 basis to consumers under a unique AAA philosophy which is Availability, Accessibility and Affordability. In addition to safe water, providing Social entrepreneurship and gainful employment opportunities to members of the community that are upskilled and trained to conduct themselves as Operators of the water ATMs is an integral part of the JanaJal operating model. In 2017 alone, the company has created over 350 jobs and aims to touch 1000 by the end of 2018. Since inception, the company has worked relentlessly to advocate and demonstrate the benefit of water ATMs. It has succeeded in establishing the fact that water ATMs are the first step towards a developed nation and has secured universal acceptance for this concept. The Government of India’s thrust on WASH facilities in India through its Swachh Bharat initiative is now being implemented by all local administrative bodies pan India who recognize the benefit of providing this invaluable resource to people. It is distinctly established that the common man is willing to bear a nominal cost for safe drinking water as long as it is compliant with global quality standards.


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