Naandi Community Water Services
The project's history
Backed by danone.communities since 2010. Project leader : Anoop Ratnaker Rao, CEO. History : According to the NGO WaterAid, nearly 37.7 million Indians suffer from waterborne illnesses each year, and 1.5 million children die from diarrhea. The economic burden caused by unsafe drinking water is estimated at $600 million a year. For Naandi Foundation, in operation since 1998, these figures raised questions about children’s rights, access to safe drinking water, and decent living conditions. In 2007, ...Discover this project
on the Wednesday, 10 October, 2012 - 10:16
At Korukollu Village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, our NCWS team organized an eye check up for the school children with the help of Shankar Eye Foundation. Eye check-up was done for a total of 800 students from the Govt. High School Korukollu and KGR Pvt. School Korukollu, by qualified Ophthalmologist of Shankar Eye Foundation.
About 70 students were diagnosed with ocular problems. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Mrs.Chukkapalli Sudha (donor of our safe drinking water plant in Adavinekkalam village) and the key persons of the Korukollu village, who offered to provide financial aid for these students to get the required treatment and KOLs of the village. We also thank Shankar Eye Foundation for their time and cooperation, in making this a fruitful event for the students of Korukollu.
on the Thursday, 16 August, 2012 - 09:19
Naandi Community Water Services participated in the Plantation Drive - Taru Yatra 2012 in Jhajjar district launched by Jhajjar District Administration. Our team actively participated in the villages of Faisabad and Chhudani. The images are from the village of Chhudani.
We believe this Plantation Drive would create an awareness in the district about environment and spread the message of social commitment.
From the Facebook page of NCWS.
on the Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 15:35
On Monday, one of the biggest information website in India has published an article about Naandi Community Water Services.
Why is it important? It is important because Naandi Community Water Services is one of our projects that are the most impactful. We are happy that the NCWS team is such highlighted, congratulations to their work ! Moreover, this article enters deeply into the daily life of the project, that is always much more meaningful that anything.
Read the beginning of this article just below.
"What better elixir than pure water? Thanks to Naandi, a safe drinking water programme, 390 536 households in rural areas across four Indian states are benefited.
Naandi, headquartered in Hyderabad, is a not-for-profit organization which works with governing bodies in rural areas, including Karnataka, to provide clean drinking water to the poor. So what really is their modus operandi? It is essentially a community-run programme where the local governing body or gram panchayat owns a water purifying plant, which is set up and run by Naandi's water division field officers. Funds collected from donors go towards equipping each unit, replete with purifiers. Thereafter, beneficiaries are given a monthly card, which they produce at the unit while collecting their share of water. The cards are duly punched to keep a tab on the quantity of water consumed. The value of each card is equal to the total sum of money paid for the beneficiary's monthly water consumption.
- 628,000 beneficiaries have access to safe drinking water at €0.02/liter 408 villages in five Indian states—Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana—are served by the project 140 direct and 500 indirect jobs
- Backed by danone.communities since 2010. In 2007, the Foundation launched Naandi Community Water Services. (Naandi is Sanskrit word that means “new beginning.”)