Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL), a leading utility supplying electricity to a populace of 7 million in North Delhi, has installed two reverse osmosis (RO) plants at Delhi government schools, Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya and Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Nathupura, Burari, respectively.
As part of its initiative to provide clean drinking water in Delhi government schools across its operational areas in North Delhi, the company dedicated these RO plants with the capacity of purifying 500 litres water per hour to cater to the requirements more than 7,000 students at both schools.
The RO plants were inaugurated by Shrutibodh Agarwal, Deputy Director of Education (North), Ajay Sharma, Counsellor, Municipal Corp. of Delhi (North) and Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL in the presence of senior officials of Tata Power-DDL, principals and school management committee members. The inauguration was followed by a mega plantation drive in Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, wherein more than 2,000 samplings were planted. The discarded water from the RO set up will be used to water the plants.
Speaking at the inauguration, Srinivasan said, “Ensuring the health and hygiene of young children will be of prime importance when the schools reopen post-pandemic. Implementation of RO water plants is a small but significant step in the same direction that aims to help students, teachers and other staff to get access to clean and safe drinking water.”
This will essentially prove beneficial once the schools reopen post-pandemic. Tata Power-DDL has installed 74 such RO plants to date at educational institutions, slum clusters, stations of the Delhi Metro to directly benefit over 360,000 people every day.