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Our club donated towards a water project in Pune, India. Providing clean drinking water to small villages.
President Phil Hills and Rtn Frank Claydon, have just returned from visiting the Rotary Club of Pune Central; where a matching grant project is bringing clean drinking water to the villages around Pune.
Up to 80% of people in Indian villages become ill at some time due to water borne diseases.††Many women in the villages will carry water up too two miles with pots on there head.† This in turn leads to many spinal problems later in life.
The Jal doot project has involved converting rickshaws into mobile water stations, using the latest technology that filters out bacteria from the usual water sources the villages may have been using.† This is the first time such a project has been successfully implemented in India.
There are 15 vehicles in use at the moment, and hopefully increasing to 45 by January 2011 and then to 200 by June next year.† Each vehicles delivery of water has increased from 500L to 3000L a day at a cost of half a rupee per litre.
The project in line with the Future Vision Plan, not only brings clean sustainable water and improving child health it also empowers the women of the village, as all the vehicle drivers are women, and another 200 are now in training.
To see more about a Jal Doot watch this video.