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Tackling One of India's Biggest Problems: Anand Shah

Anand Shah launched a program to bring non-resident Indians to India to volunteer; worked with Viren Joshi at Manav Sadhna; and now runs a technology-focused franchising system to bring clean water to far reaches of India, supplying the technology but asking investment from franchisees.

Anand had heard enough promises from the government about future massive clean water infrastructure projects. While clean water was an ongoing political issue, little was actually being done and hundreds of millions of Indians were getting sick from dirty drinking water. His business model, which offers franchisees a profit and uses local resources to provide clean water to rural communities, is slowly tackling what seemed to be an intractable problem for India

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