President Ram Nath Kovind launches Rs.100 crore clean water initiative

On 8th October 2017, President Ram Nath Kovind launched Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM)’s, ‘Jivamritam’ filtration system, a clean water initiative, in Vallikkavu, Kollam district of Kerala.  ‘Jivamritam’ filtration system aims at providing filtration for clean drinking water to 1 crore villagers. The first phase of this project is to install ‘Jivamritam’ filtration systems for clean drinking water in 5,000 villages all over India. This project will be funded by MAM for Rs.100 crore.MAM has planned to implement all 5,000 Jivamritam systemswithin 1 year. Each Jivamritam system would filter daily drinking-water supply for around 400 five-member families. The Jivamritam system was conceptualised and designed by faculty and students of MAM’s university, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University).