Infosys Foundation inks INR 5.92 crore MoU with Visakha Jilla Nava Nirman Samithi
Bangalore – September 14, 2017: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Visakha Jilla Nava Nirman Samithi (VJNNS) to construct 100 gravity fed water supply systems in tribal villages of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The endowment of INR 5.92 crore will be used to promote good sanitation practices and create efficient water management systems in all target villages.
VJNNS an NGOin Andhra Pradesh, aims at making potable drinking water available to remotetribal villages in the districts of Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam. Through thispartnership, Infosys Foundation intends to provide an impetus to VJNNS’sobjective of constructing a gravity fed water supply system that will help 100tribal villages and 40,000 beneficiaries using pipelines. This will not onlyhelp enhance health but also aid in reducing water-borne diseases.
Speakingabout the MoU, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, said,“Drinking water supply and sanitation in India continue to be a key concern.The Foundation endeavors to promote good sanitation practices and aims to trainlocal communities to effectively manage water supply systems through workshops.Under this project, local communities will also be taught to manage a villagedevelopment fund.”