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Indiatoday | October 6, 2016
Rural Economic and Educational Development Society (REEDS), Hyderabad
Somavarapu Ravi Kumar Reddy shows how surface water can be changed to drinking water.
Why it won: For developing a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain micro-water filtration (MWF) system for those who rely on surface water for drinking.
Somavarapu Ravi Kumar Reddy, 58, is a chartered accountant by profession but what he finds more satisfying is his work with the Rural Economic and Educational Development Society (REEDS). Founded in 1989 as a voluntary organisation, REEDS has developed and introduced a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain micro-water filtration (MWF) system for those who rely on surface water for their drinking needs. REEDS instals MWF at the behest of the state's water supply and sanitation agency, which, in turn, after a year's operation, hands over the system to the gram panchayat. The organisation has installed plants in over 90 locations in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka, providing about 70 million litres of treated safe drinking water a day to six lakh villagers. It has also introduced the Mobile Water Treatment Unit (MU) to meet the needs of remote rural communities.
"More than saving water, we consider MWF a useful intervention for its effectiveness, efficiency, adaptability and consumer acceptance," says Reddy.
by Amarnath K. Menon
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