Centre for Social Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.
Arsenic poisoning affects 137 million people in over 70 countries that can lead to skin, kidney and liver cancer. Using a product that will purify water will lead to decrease in diseases, improvement in health, reduction in medical expenses and will help improve the number of working days in the life of the user.
The organisation works to provide and promote low cost rural technology to purify water. They have developed a portable arsenic purifying system that can be installed in hand pumps or in borewells.
Scalability and Impact:
Presently the pilot project is underway in West Bengal. The organisation feels they would have to improve the capacity and quality of the filter for better results. 68% Indians depend on ground water as a source of drinking water and four States namely Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal have the highest arsenic content in water affecting over 10 crore Indians.
Awards and Recognition:
Won Rs 40,000 from National Business Plan Competition 2014 Won Rs 50,000 from India Africa International Business Plan Competition 2014 IIM Lucknow Conclave B-Paln Winner 2014 Top 5 Best Innovator, Indian Merchant Chamber, Mumbai, 2014