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Bihar set to get cheapest drinking water in world

Darbhanga/Patna, July 14: An innovative cost-effective drinking water project in Bihar promises to lower the price of one-litre bottle to 50 paise — cheapest in the world. The project — Sulabh Jal — was launched on Saturday in Darbhanga by Sulabh International. It will convert contaminated pond water into safe drinking water. “Sulabh International, an organisation that introduced the concept of ‘Sulabh Shauchalya’ in the country decades ago from Bihar, today (Saturday) laid the foundation stone for an innovative project which will provide cheapest drinking water in the world costing only 50 Paisa per litre,” said a statement from the social service organisation. “Sulabh Jal will be made available through various stages of purification. It can offer safe drinking water from any water body such as a river or a pond,” it said. (IANS)