Safe Water Network (SWN) and Honeywell India today announced their partnership on providing drinking water in two districts of Telangana.
Funded by a Honeywell India grant, SWN is building 25 "iJal" safe water stations in Karimnagar and Adilabad districts from 2015 through 2017.
"These will serve approximately 60,000 people in an area that suffers acute groundwater contamination from flouride. Ten iJal stations are already operational in Karimnagar district," a joint statement said.
According to the statement, Telangana is ranked second on a list of states with drinking water problems, with Union health ministry data showing 1,174 hamlets across the state affected by fluorosis.
Water and sanitation-related illnesses account for 70-80 per cent of disease, including fluorosis, in this region, it said.
Data from a UNICEF study shows that only 35 per cent of households in Adilabad district, and 64 per cent of households in Karimnagar district, have access to safe drinking water.
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