A non-profit group Vandana Foundation on 23 March 2014 launched AQUATM in Mumbai. The AQUATM is a water vending machine from which water can be purchased. This water wending machine will release 1 liter water at a price of 1 rupee. The best part of the machine is that it can be operated through prepaid card.
The foundation in its statement said that the AQUATM will release up to 1000 litres per day.
The water ATM has been planned by Vandana Foundation and another non-profit group Aquakraft. First ATM has been set up at Mankhurd, the place where water contamination problems are in existence. The
Vandana Foundation was instituted in 2010 as a non-profit Company under section 25 of Companies Act in Mumbai. It generally works to provide sustainable livelihood support to the people at the bottom of the pyramid both urban and rural region.