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18 Dec
2020

Water for India

At a meeting with the Indian Water Minister, HELIOZ presents its plans for a nationwide joint drinking water project.

For years, the Austrian company HELIOZ has been dealing with large climate projects and new technologies for water treatment. Thanks to the specially developed WADI technology, HELIOZ ensures clean drinking water easily, quickly and economically by the sun's UV radiation alone. In Africa, Southeast Asia and India, 2,187,600,000 litres of water has currently been disinfected with WADI annually.

The shortage of drinking water in India is particularly acute. Only 30 % of all Indian households are provided with drinking water over water lines. Many households depend on groundwater with hand pumps and surface water. Approximately 73 % of India's population currently rely on untreated water.

Reason enough for Indian Water Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to start a big nationwide initiative. The aim of the Jal Jeevan Mission, founded in 2019, is to connect all rural households to the drinking water network by 2024.

HELIOZ would like to further strengthen its commitment in India and above all to support this ambitious project of the Jal Shakti Ministry in the coming years - together with WAPCOS, an Indian company that deals with major infrastructure projects. In December, the detailed plans were presented to the Minister of Water in person.

Together with Vikas Gambir of Intersuez Group and the commercial leader of WAPCOS, Anupam Mishra, Gregor Riss, Managing Director of HELIOZ India and Niclas Schmiedmaier, CEO of HELIOZ presented the opportunities and chances of cooperation. And these are impressive: As part of the cooperation, HELIOZ could supply up to a million households with clean water and disinfect 6,5 billion litres of water annually! The fact that 1,850,000 tonnes of COcan also be saved in addition to this, shows the enormous potential of this project. Above all, it is remarkable that an Austrian company, which was founded in 2010, is making a massive contribution to significantly improving the living conditions of millions of people in many regions of the world. You can be curious to see how this initiative continues to develop.

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