For a long time access to clean drinking water had remained a big problem for people in Malwa region. To, solve this problem, Manpreet Badal spearheaded the Safe Drinking Project and in 2008 Gidderbaha, became the first legislative assembly constituency in India to commission Community based Safe Drinking Water Plants. Today all the villages in the constituency have 100 per cent access to safe drinking water. The project is being undertaken by Naandi Foundation a prominent development organisation. Clean water plants and kiosks were commissioned in record time. Naandi group also implemented a well designed behavioural change communication strategy for enlisting community participation. Today, the quality of water available in Gidderbaha matches up the standards set up by World Health Organisation (WHO). This helps families protect themselves against water borne diseases which leads to a saving of at least $100 per year for a family of six people. The scheme has been so successful that it is being implemented in 1200 other villages in the states. The model is being emulated in other states including Haryana.