The majority of rural Indian villages depend on hand-operated water pumps for drinking water. However, the water being full of impurities can end up adversely affecting the health of people drinking it. This is a serious and challenging problem to solve.
Our idea of installing a filter within the already existing and widely used hand-operated water pumps aims to provide safe drinking water without upsetting the social fabric of rural Indian life. We think the biggest challenge is to integrate a solution seamlessly within the lives of the people by being cognizant of the social, economic and political structures.
We aim to supplement local and international efforts to provide an indigenous solution that is sustainable and hopefully with time, even more accessible to every man, woman and child in the rural villages of India.