MAN WHO SUPPLIES WATER TO 200 FAMILIES
supplying piped drinking water to 200 families belonging to water-starved
areas of Mylapore and Puthuchira in Thrukkovilvattam Panchayat, Kottiyam,
Kollam, Ismail Kunju is demonstrating what can be done if one has
the will to help the needy.
Kunju has dug 5 large wells in his compound at Puthenveettil, Kalluvila,
Mylapore. By using
powerful motors, the water from these wells is pumped to the storage tank
near his house, which is situated ½ km away. From here the water is distributed to 200 families in 2km
area through pipelines. Valves
are provided to regulate supply to different areas.
And for this he has employed 2 workers.
collects a nominal amount from the affluent beneficiaries towards meeting
the expense for laying pipelines, wages for workers and electricity
charges. Water is supplied to
the poor beneficiaries free of charge.
the water from newly dug well is cloudy, he pumps this water to a pit dug
around the old wells. This
water gets filtered into the old wells in the natural way.
started his philanthropic mission by laying a pipeline to supply water to
the mosque at Mylapore. Drawing inspiration from this venture he has broadened the
scope of his water supply scheme.
Courtesy: D.V.Shibu, Mathrubhumi, March 2, 2002
Contributed by: Administrator
" The stream cannot rise above its source."