President Ram Nath Kovind launches Rs 100 crore clean water initiative


  • President Ram Nath Kovind has launched Mata Amritanandamayi Math's Rs 100 crore clean water initiative for rural India at the math headquarters in the coastal hamlet of Vallikkavu.
  • President Kovind  inaugurated the 'Jivamritam' filtration system, envisaged to provide clean drinking water to 10 million villagers across the nation.
  • The programme was organised as part of the 64th birthday celebrations of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly known as 'Amma' among her devotees.
  • Kerala is one of the leading spiritual homes in India, referring to spiritual leaders and social reformers of Kerala like Adi Sankaracharya, Sree Narayana Guru and Ayyankali.
  • The greatest service was to help the poor and downtrodden and enable them achieve their true potential.
  • This included capacity building in the areas of health and education and ensuring that they get equal opportunities.
  • According to the Math authorities, the initial phase of the 'Jivamritam' project, aimed to install specially designed filtration systems for clean drinking water in 5,000 villages across country.