Saturday, September 7, 2013

Indian villagers to get 'water ATM' network

Here's an example of where ATM technology may be headed.

For the equivalent of one penny a time, thousands villagers whose own supplies have been contaminated by sewage will be provided with 10 litres of drinking water that is guaranteed to be clean.
The water will be dispensed via a system similar to cashpoints, with self-service kiosks that supply the water in return for a single Indian rupee.
A leading Congress Party MP and his brother have already set up a pilot scheme to bring affordable clean water to his constituents in Kanakapura, a rural suburb of India's high-tech capital Bangalore.

Don't forget to check out ATMs for Amateurs by Josef Toth.

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