16 July 2018 Current Affairs: Sulabh International introduced the concept of 'Sulabh Sauchalya' in India, which is cost-effective innovative water project to provide the cheapest drinking water in the world, only in 50paisa/litre.
The first of such a water project was launched in Bihar's Darbhanga district, Haribol Pond.
The 'Sulabh Jal' project converts contaminated pond and river water into safe drinking water.
The total cost of installing this project would cost around Rs 20 lakhs.
The Sulabh International Social Service Organisation (SISSO) and the French companies installed Rs 20-lakh pond-based water treatment plant in Madhusudan Kanti Village of North 24 Parganas district, located some 100 km from Kolkata.