Kochi Water- Initiative to supply purified drinking water Updated On 2017-10-18
Municipal Corporation decided to install water purification plant to supply purified drinking water to the citizens residing in municipal corporation areas at an affordable price of Rs. 20/-. The Corporation joined hands with Kerala Women’s Development Corporation to install the plant and to provide technical support.
The project is started in Fort Kochi with an investment of Rs.15 lakhs with Kochi Municipal Corporation, Kerala Women’s Development Corporation and Kudumbashree group as stakeholders. The purified potable water is marketed by Kudumbashree women. A 5 member group is selected and trained to market the drinking water in the urban areas. the investment of Kudumbashree group is Rs.7.5 lakhs and they availed loan under NULM SEP- Group component from Union Bank. The investment is to buy a pick up van, portable cans & for working capital.
“Snehadeepam”- Kochi water marketing group is engaged in procuring purified potable water at Rs.10 from the plant and market it for Rs.20 to the nearby household areas when the market price is Rs.60-80/-. One member of the group has driving license and badge number. The group is functioning well and is able to earn Rs.5000/- per head per month after all expenses.