JanaJal Water on Wheels (WOW), an IoT-based, three-wheeled electric vehicle developed by Noida-based JanaJal to deliver safe drinking water to the doorsteps of households, has been recommended by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to State governments as one of the five innovative field-level solutions that can help deliver the National Jal Jeevan Mission drinking water program to the masses.
Dr. Parag Agarwal, Founder & CEO of JanaJal with Water on Wheels (WOW)
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The five technologies – three for drinking water and two for sanitation – were selected after a rigorous technical scrutiny from a total of 87 proposals received by the Ministry. These technological solutions would assist the implementing agencies in various States and Union Territories to deliver drinking water services to all rural communities by 2024. JanaJal WOW is the only technology among the five selected that deals with the last-mile delivery of safe water to people.
Said Dr. Parag Agarwal, Founder & CEO of JanaJal, India’s leading technology enabled safe-water services provider: “We are delighted and honoured that JanaJal WOW (Water on Wheels) has been recognized 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. This unique technology driven innovation promises to not only deliver good health and wellness in India but also create jobs and provide social entrepreneurship opportunities to people.”
He added, “JanaJal WOW is a completely tech-managed, GPS-monitored, battery-operated, secure three-wheeler with zero carbon emissions. It mitigates the need for increased accessibility and reach by creating a ‘hub and spoke’ delivery model deep inside communities. We look forward to playing a crucial role in the ‘Har Ghar Jal‘ mission of the Indian Government that aims to make safe drinking water available to every household. The widespread adoption of JanaJal WOW would also support the Government’s push to popularize the use of electric vehicles in India and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.“
The design patent of JanaJal Wow has been approved and a CNG variant is presently under development. The compact vehicle has a water tank capacity of 500 litres. It can deliver up to 2,000 litres of safe water to people’s homes daily by making upto four trips per day. JanaJal WOW uses an innovative anti-counterfeiting technology based solution to prevent unauthorized refilling of water, thus ensuring delivery of s