In a bid to provide clean drinking water to school children in east Delhi, BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) has installed renewable energy assisted pump (REAP) system in four government schools.
According to officials, such systems will now be installed in other government schools as well.
The REAP systems that have been provided with an ultra-violet water purification RO system have been financed from the funds available to the respective MLAs — Veer Singh Dhingan and Vipin Sharma — under the MLA local area development (MLA LAD) fund.
The schools where the systems have been installed are Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya (Seemapuri), Raja Ravi Verma Sarvodaya Baal / Kanya Vidyala (Nandnagri), Govt Senior Secondary School No-1,(Shahdara) and Govt Senior Secondary School No-2 (Shahdara). About 12000 children will benefit from the new system.
According to Ramesh Narayanan, CEO BYPL, REAP system will be useful for institutions like schools in addressing their needs for sanitation and clean drinking water.