New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Infosys Foundation, the IT major’s philanthropic arm, has signed an agreement with Visakha Jilla Nava Nirman Samithi (VJNNS) to construct water supply systems in tribal villages of Visakhapatnam. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh: TDP Leader And Former CM Chandrababu Naidu Detained

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), 100 gravity fed water supply systems will be constructed in Visakhapatnam that will help 100 tribal villages and 40,000 beneficiaries using pipelines, the company said in a statement. Also Read - Unable to Afford Elder Daughter's Treatment, Andhra Parents Sell Their 12-year-old Child For 10K

An endowment of Rs 5.92 crore will be used to promote good sanitation practices and create efficient water management systems in all target villages, it said. Also Read - Why Are Donkeys Disappearing From Andhra Pradesh? Reports Claim They Are Being Illegally Slaughtered For Meat

VJNNS, an NGO in Andhra Pradesh, is working towards making potable drinking water available to remote tribal villages in the districts of Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam.

“Drinking water supply and sanitation in India continue to be a key concern. The Foundation endeavours to promote good sanitation practices and aims to train local communities to effectively manage water supply systems through workshops,” Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy said.

She added that under this project, local communities will also be taught to manage a village development fund.

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