FMC India commissions water filtration plants to bring clean water to 15 UP villages
Lucknow Apr 13: As part of its commitment to make farming communities more sustainable, FMC India today announced that it has commissioned community water filtration plants in 15 villages to increase access to clean, potable water across Uttar Pradesh. The first plant was inaugurated on Friday in village Beejapur (Haidergarh), Distt. Barabanki. This plant will serve the potable water requirement of nearby villages like Naraulli, Barawa, Hatipalpur, Gangapur, Sansara and others in vicinity.
With each plant having the capacity to produce 48,000 liters of filtered water per day, the 15 plants are cumulatively capable of meeting the safe water requirement of nearly 40,000 families. The water plants made with an investment of almost Rs 11 million, will be operated by the village communities on a cooperative mode land are expected to create employment opportunities while promoting community ownership.
“FMC embraces opportunities to better living standards wherever it operates,” said Pramod Thota, country president, FMC India. “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.”
“Project Samarth, FMC India’s corporate social responsibility program aimed at developing the lives of farming communities, is one of the enablers of our corporate philosophy — Pragati Aapki, Prakriti Hamaari — to drive all stakeholders to progress, rural communities being the most important one. We are committed to empower them for a better living, and these water filtration plants are one such undertaking,” Thota added.