“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” Mahatma Gandhi
Pakala, a small town in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh has been suffering from acute shortage of drinking water for many decades. Underground water is completely saline (TDS :1600), which is almost impossible for consumption. The volunteers of Kakatiya Rural Development Trust, in association with Naandi Foundation, constructed a water plant based on reverse osmosis process, which started functioning from 07-10-2008. It was the first of its kind in Chittoor Dist. This plant, having a capacity of 1000 litres/hour, is catering to about 2500 families in and around Pakala area. Today, there are about ten water plants in Chittoor district. Pure drinking water is supplied at ten paise a litre. There is significant change in the health of people in and around Pakala area.
Achhamma Agraharam Panchayat (AAP) in Pakala mandal, consisting of three villages, is like any other panchayat in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. However, since 2007, there is a small revolution brewing in the field of educating the underprivileged children and transforming the parents through awareness and exposure to the competitive world. Today AAP has shed its lackadaisical nature and has become a hub of primary school education with majority of kids from surrounding mandals also attending the AAP primary school regularly -- this is nothing short of a metamorphosis. This transformation is an outcome of the hardwork by the volunteers of Kakatiya Rural Development trust.