AU Jal Bank initiative - Our water coolers in new avtaar
Rajasthan is the desert state of our country and experiences extreme summers with heatwaves. A lot of commuters in the state belong to low-income groups who travel by buses and trains. Hence, the availability of potable water becomes a necessity at these public places, especially during the scorching summers. Most passengers from low-income groups can’t afford to pay for water which further intensifies the problem. Taking into account this scenario, we decided to do something about this situation. After much reflection, the bank decided to make cold and clean water available to people in public areas of high need. As a result, AU Small Finance Bank launched AU Jal Bank, an initiative to address this challenge by installing water coolers in public areas.
AU Foundation has been facilitating the installation of water coolers by identifying areas and taking care of other related activities. Water coolers with a new design have been introduced recently, and we hope the new design and new journey bring about the desired change, and we serve more and more people. Already 100 water coolers with the new design have been installed at several locations. We are also rebranding the old water coolers with the new design.