• Sarvajal unveils solar-powered water dispensing ATMs in India

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    The last we heard of solar-powered ATMs, was the machines unveiled by Expert Group in Miami that were used to give out, well, money. Sarvajal, an Indian organization however, designed solar-powered ATMs that dispense water! Given that clean water is a luxury, not just to rural areas in India but to about 1/8th of the world’s population as a whole, 60% to 80% of all disease in India are also caused by water. Sarvajal’s water-dispensing ATM machine works with a pre-paid card and treats water with reverse osmosis and ultraviolet rays. Also, these ATMs are connected via cellphone networks which help Sarvajal keep an eye on maintenance issues.

    For a price of $3 per month from each family, these machines dispense clean drinking water and about 120 facilities have been set up across India, serving potable water to about 60,000 people!

    Posted in Topics:Gadgets and Tech, Tags: , on September 26, 2011