English translation - water [wot-er]
1. Access to water and sanitation are recognized by the United Nations as human rights.
2. 163 Million people in India lack access to clean water.
A New Way to Filter Water.
PAANI is a global health startup company that is working towards providing a sustainable solution for the water contamination issue in Mumbai, India. Our mission is to promote the accessibility of clean water in low-income communities through safe and hygienic practices of water filtration, using resources that are readily available within the region. Lack of access to clean water sends over 70% of residents to the hospital more than once a month due to water borne illnesses. Our goal is to provide a culturally adapted filtration system that assists in the decline of water borne illnesses in these low-income communities.
What We Stand For.
PAANI takes first place at 2019 Invent@SU campus edition
Bridging the gap between water access and its improved quality
During the six-week Invent@SU program, Nikita Chatterjee '20 (Economics) and Brianna Howard '20 (Public Health) designed and built a prototype for an invention combining a traditional sari with advanced water filters built in. Recognizing that first-world solutions do not always work for developing countries, their PAANI device is simple, familiar and practical for families who already use sari cloth for filtering.