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Now world's cheapest drinking water at 50p/l, claims NGO

IANS  |  Santiniketan (West Bengal) 

Population around Rabindranath Tagore's will get the cheapest in the world at 50 paise per litre with the inauguration of an innovative project on Wednesday that converts contaminated into pure drinking water, claimed an NGO.

The project, set-up by Sulabh International, was inaugurated at Mirzapur village in Bolpur sub-division of West Bengal's district by the non-governmental organisation's Founder

With the area in and around badly affected due to the high prevalence of fluoride and other chemicals, the new project will help to ensure clean in the area at minimal cost, said Pathak.

The project uses a technology developed by French organisation "Fountain 1001".

He said the plant will produce around ten thousand litres of pure in near future.

The plant treats accumulated rain water into bottled water that is available at Rs 10 for a 20 litre pack among local people, he said.

This is the sixth such project that Sulabh has introduced in

The plant is being managed by Santiniketan-based SEVA. A large number of professors and students of Visva university -- housed in the and founded by Tagore -- were also present at the inauguration of the project.

Pathak expressed concern over the acute problems faced by the rural population in because of arsenic contamination of groundwater and bacteriological contamination of surface water.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 17:38 IST
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