Metito, Zulekha bring safe water to Indian schools
Metito, a regional provider of water management solutions, has teamed up with Zulekha Healthcare Group to provide reliable, clean water supplies to four schools in the city of Nagpur.
Access to clean, safe drinking water remains a challenge in India, according to a statement released by the companies. Around 88% of the 1.2 billion population now has access to safe drinking water, compared to 68 per cent in 1990, according to UNICEF.
This initiative will see water tanks, water coolers, and UV disinfection units installed at four schools in Nagpur city, Maharashtra State.
The project entails equipment and hardware procurement, arrangement of labour, training, overseeing and monitoring related civil and plumbing work, and commissioning.
Mutaz Ghandour, Metito CEO said: He added: “It’s Metito’s mission to utilise its resources, knowledge and expertise to ensure a cleaner environment that starts with a basic human right: access to clean and safe water.
Zanubia Shams, CEO, Zulekha Healthcare Group commented: “Better facilities, clean drinking water, and a healthy environment are investments we make to build a better world. We proudly announce our association with this noble venture starting in Nagpur, India and we hope to take this forward all across the country.”
The four schools in Nagpur that will have the solutions installed are the Ravindranath Tagore Convent, Millat Urdu Upper Primary & High School, Public Urdu Upper Primary School, SHUMS Girls High School.
In 2011, Metito sponsored a Water Purification Plant in Shirwal village, near Pune, Maharashtra State, India. The plant provides safe drinking water for 30,000 people.
The Safe Water Supply for Schools programme is set to be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2014.