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Transport Vehicle for Bio-sand Filters in Karnataka

Pragathi; Mysore, Karnataka

Contact: Mr. B. Sharanappa

July 2019

Budget:  Rs.4,46,000

In July 2019, PPI funded a small goods vehicle to help Pragathi transport  bio-sand Filters (BSFs) that need repair and maintenance in the tribal areas of Mysore and Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka. Some of the beneficiaries of these filters work as seasonal laborers and migrate for work, leaving the BSF unused. This causes blockages in the filters that need to be cleaned before they can be used. Transportation of these filters is difficult given the weight of the filters and the distance of these remote villages from the workshop. Pragathi has recently purchased the vehicle and has started to repair the damaged filters.

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