APM Terminals Pipavav installs water ATMs in local villages
As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, APM Terminals Pipavav has installed Water ATMs in 12 villages around the port to provide the community with access to safe and clean drinking water.
A water ATM is an automated water vending machine that dispenses clean reverse-osmosis (RO) filtered, chilled drinking water. United Nations has identified access to clean water as being a basic human right. We, at APM Terminals Pipavav understand the importance of hygienic water for the overall health of villagers.
Under the program- ‘Safe Drinking Water for All’, APM Terminals Pipavav has also provided healthy water bottles along with clean drinking water that will decrease water borne diseases. During the first year of the project, significant decrease in jaundice, diarrhea, typhoid, and stomach pain has been reported in the project areas.
The water ATMs have been installed in Juni Mandardi, Ningala, Jolapur, Hadmatiya, Untiya, Juni Barpatoli, Navi Barpatoli, Khumbhariya, Mota Agariya, Rajparda, Chatadiya and Navi Mandardi.