Friday, July 15, 2011

Finally in Bagar- Time to get to work!

After waking up at 6:30 am and a 5 hour bus ride, we finally arrive in Bagar! Sarvajal chose this site for us because it houses a Company Owned, Company Operated RO machine; which is affectionately referred to as a COCO. This means we can run our experiments and pilots without jeopardizing any franchisee’s business. Not that we plan on causing any chaos, but it is nice to know we won’t be too much of a hassle. Bagar is also the home town of the Piramals- the prominent family that started Piramal Enterprises (the umbrella organization of Sarvajal).
Aditya and ­­­­Tarun came to meet us at the bus, showed us our rooms, the restaurant where we will be having our meals, the Sarvajal office where we will step-up shop and the COCO. Everyone at the office has been helpful and nice; despite the Hindi/English language barrier (thank goodness for Vaishnavi!). Tomorrow we plan to travel the 10 km back to Jhunjhunu to pick up supplies for both ourselves and the project. It promises to be an interesting day, so make sure to read tomorrow’s post!
From Sarvajal- Bagar, Week 1

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