June 5, 2019

Outlook India Cites Safe Water Network's Latest India Sector Review

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

Indian publication Outlook India included Safe Water Network analysis in a recent article on corporate social responsibility. Considering the emerging corporate trend away from simply “giving back to society” and toward “creating shared value,” the article explains how Indian businesses can create “crucial and sustainable values” that are shared among stakeholders and local communities.

When turning to the priority area of safe water, the article cites Safe Water Network’s 2018 India Sector Review in estimating that the Government of India will need to spend approximately INR 44,000 crore (or more than USD 6 billion) on 220,000 small water enterprises to provide safe drinking water to the 370 million people who reside primarily in informal urban settlements (where piped water infrastructure is difficult to build) and in rural areas with contaminated water sources.