FMC India commissions 15 community water filtration plants in Uttar Pradesh
FMC India, an agricultural sciences company, has commissioned community water filtration plants across 15 villages in Uttar Pradesh to boost access to clean, potable water in the north Indian state in order to make farming communities more sustainable.
The first community water filtration plant was inaugurated in Beejapur village in the Barabanki district, which is expected to address the potable water requirement in villages like Naraulli, Barawa, Sansara, Hatipalpur, Gangapur and others in the vicinity.
Each of the community water filtration plants will have a capacity of producing 48,000 liters of filtered water per day and collectively are capable of meeting safe water requirement of almost 40,000 families.
The water treatment plants in Uttar Pradesh were allotted an investment of nearly Rs 11 million and will be operated by the village communities on a cooperative model. FMC India expects the water filtration plants to generate employment opportunities.
Commenting on the newly commissioned community water filtration plants in Uttar Pradesh, Pramod Thota – country president, FMC India said: “FMC embraces opportunities to better living standards wherever it operates,” and added “In Uttar Pradesh, FMC supports the government’s commitment to uplift health standards, and we are happy to dedicate these 15 water purifiers to support its cause. We believe that these plants will make a tangible positive difference in the health index of the villages in time to come.”
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