Sustainable Livelihood Initiative India are the inventors of 'Vardan' which is an affordable and sustainable water purifier providing clean water without any membranes or external energy. See more

Basic Information

Sustainable Livelihood Initiative India (SLII) Pvt. Ltd. is an early-stage Surat-based startup firm accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and augmenting livelihoods by leveraging innovation. For them, livelihood is not just the means of earning money but also includes the means of getting better access to the basic needs of life which include clean drinking water, sustainable energy, appropriate healthcare and dignified jobs. Incorporated in 2019, SLII has received research grants from the Government of Gujarat. SLII was awarded 'The Best Indian Social Enterprise Award' in 2019 by Action For India Forum with Abhimanyu Rathi being amongst the Top 10 Social Entrepreneurs. SLII has also been shortlisted for mentorship support by the UNIDO-backed PFAN network and is regularly covered by the media. Their product Vardan is a high-volume system that wastes no water and requires no maintenance for up to 10 years. See more

Legal Name


Sustainable Livelihood Initiative India Private Limited



Surat, Gujarat, India

Business Model



Founding Date



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Core Team


Abhimanyu Rathi

Co-Founder & CEO


Vardan Dinesh Rathi


Feb | Accelerator / Incubator Program
Incubated at Gujarat Technological University (GTU) - Innovation Council, a government-backed incubator based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Multiple pilot and beta tests performed.

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Target Market


Water purification market in India stands at $1.1 Bn+ growing at a CAGR of 14.5% with only 6% market penetration. With our unique product offering, we will grow fast in rural and semi-urban markets capturing at least 5% of TAM in five years.

Client Segment


AgriTech, Communication, HealthTech / MedTech / Healthcare, Retail

Target Companies


Startup, Small Enterprise, Medium Enterprise, Large Enterprise


Our core customer persona includes individuals and families having any understanding about water contamination, who value hope, are looking for health-security and have some disposable income in hand. Anyone looking for a sustainable alternative.

User Age


18 to 25, 26 to 34, 35 to 45

User Income


Lower Income, Lower-middle Income, Upper-middle Income