Pune-based Bajaj Auto has partnered the Noida-based JanaJal in an all-India campaign to create a hub-and-spoke model deep inside the hinterland for delivery of safe water at doorsteps of households.
JanaJal WOW (Water on Wheels) is an IoT-based proprietary technology solution three-wheeler, powered by CNG, developed by JanaJal and been approved by the Ministry of Jal Shakti as one of five technologies to deliver the $50 billion drinking water scheme under the National Jal Jeevan Mission. JanaJal WOW has been recommended to all State governments and Union Territories to accelerate their ‘Har Ghar Jal’ targets. The Union Budget 2021-22 has recently announced Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) to bring safe water to 2.86 crore households through tap connection through an outlay of Rs. 2.87 lakh crore over the next 5 years, highlighting importance of safe water delivery at each home.
The JanaJal WOW has a water tank capacity of 600 litres and is intended to deliver up to 2,500 litres of safe water to people’s homes every day. Every JanaJal WOW uses technology to guard against any unauthorized refilling of water, thus ensuring delivery of safe drinking water according to BIS and WHO standards. The company has developed JJSUITE, a unified technology platform supported by proprietary IOT controllers and sensors that help manage every water plant and installation remotely in real-time.
Dr. Parag Agarwal, founder and CEO of JanaJal said, “We are delighted and honoured that JanaJal WOW (Water on Wheels) has been recognised and recommended by the Ministry of Jal Shakti as an innovative field-level solution for delivery of safe water to the masses as part of the Jal Jeevan Mission. It is a unique innovation that provides the much-desired mobility for the last-metre delivery of safe water up to the doorstep of households. Further, we feel honoured that Bajaj Auto, a world leader in three-wheelers has extended complete support to the vision and mission of Safe Water for All by working inclusively with our team. We now feel confident of being able to roll out thousands of JanaJal WOWs in India over the next couple of years.”
Samardeep Subandh, President Intracity Business, Bajaj Auto, said, “Bajaj Auto is keen to support the JanaJal WOW initiative that resonates with nation building and is in line with the contribution of the company over 75 years. Our CNG-operated Maxima cargo variant will deliver safe drinking water to the doorstep of households. We will support JanaJal WOW to reach the masses and work together towards “Har Ghar Jal Mission.”
For Bajaj Auto, India’s No.1 three-wheeler manufacturer and also the world’s, has three different models in the three-wheeler market – RE passenger, Maxima passenger and Maxima Cargo.