The Deputy Chief of Tamil Nadu state, India, Minister M.K. Stalin [!] launched, on 25 August 2010, a programme for distributing, free of cost, Terafil water filters to anganwadi centres [kindergartens] by handing over such filters to representatives of 20 centres located in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.
The low-cost filters, designed by the Central government’s Department of Science and Technology and Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), could be maintained easily and without power supply.
It had been proposed to distribute, through the CIPET, 30-litre capacity filters free of cost to anganwadi centres.
During the current year , 3,000 anganwadi centres would be covered in the initial phase, according to an official release.
Source: The Hindu, 26 Aug 2010