PepsiCo invests $400,000 to provide safe water access in UP

PepsiCo Foundation has joined hands with Pandit Jagat Ram Memorial FORCE Trust 

With a focus on three priority campaigns of Government of India – the Jal Jeevan Mission, Jal Shakti Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission – the PepsiCo Foundation will invest $400,000 in partnership with Pandit Jagat Ram Memorial FORCE Trust to expand its safe water access and sustainable sanitation programme in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

As part of the programme, the PepsiCo Foundation and Pandit Jagat Ram Memorial FORCE Trust will help provide improved access to fresh water for drinking and domestic purposes, impacting more than 20,000 people and 3,000 children across 13 villages in Mathura district over a period of three years.

The Safe Water Access Programme will promote water as a fundamental human right and focus on three key aspects of safe water access – conservation, distribution and purification – to help advance access in water risk communities in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Another important focus for the programme is the development of a sustainable system to enable groundwater recharge of 20 million litres of harvested rainwater in the area. 

The partnership will also create WASH awareness (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) focusing on sanitation, solid waste management, and hygiene practices with water quality, safety and personal health behaviours impacting 50,000 people and 3000 children.

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