With the launch of the cost-effective innovative water project, Bihar will soon provide the cheapest drinking water in the world. The first of such a water project was launched in Bihar’s Darbhanga district on 14 July 2018, by Sulabh International, an organization that introduced the concept of ‘Sulabh Sauchalya’ in the country.
With the help of this project, the people will easily be able to get pure and clean water only in 50paisa/ liter. The ‘Sulabh Jal’ project converts contaminated pond and river water into safe drinking water. The founder of Sulabh International Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak laid the foundation of the project at Haribol Pond in Darbhanga Nagar Nigam premises. Darbhanga MLA Sanjay Saraogi and District Magistrate Chandrasekhar Prasad Singh were also present here on the occasion.
Clean drinking water will be available at 50 paise/liter. We will also plant trees on the bank of Haribol tank here. It would be managed by Self Help group of Darbhanga Nagar Nigam. This project was earlier introduced in three districts of West Bengal – North 24 Parganas, Murshidabad and Nadia, three years ago by Sulabh International and French organization on trial basis, which turned out to be very successful.
This project may be turn out to be very beneficial for the people, as the Groundwater in many districts of northern parts of Bihar bordering Nepal is severely affected by arsenic and other chemicals. Many villagers living in these areas were forced to migrate to other places due to the contaminated water. After the installation of the water purification system, the situation has considerably changed.
The Sulabh International Social Service Organisation (SISSO) and the French companies installed Rs 20-lakh pond-based water treatment plant in Madhusudan Kanti Village of North 24 Parganas district, located some 100 km from Kolkata.