W.A.S.H.

Sector: Water, Health, Sanitation

Youth, Girl Child, Women, Rural Poor, Urban Poor

Safe Drinking Water, Clean Sanitation Facilities, Reduction in Diseases

100Cr

Just Started

PARTICPATE

Drinking Water, Safe Water, Lakes, Rain Water Harvesting, RWH, Sanitation, Menstrual Hygiene, Girl Child, Adolescent,
Human Waste, Contamination, Toilets

In Brief

Although access to drinking water has improved, the World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water. In order to ensure universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene services in urban areas we need to be innovative.

Crisis

India’s huge and growing population is putting a severe strain on all of the country’s natural resources. Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural runoff. India has made progress in the supply of safe water to its people, but gross disparity in coverage exists across the country.

In India, diarrhea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily—the same as if eight 200-person jumbo-jets crashed to the ground each day. Hygiene practices also continue to be a problem in India. Latrine usage is extremely poor in rural areas of the country; only 14% of the rural population has access to a latrine. Hand washing is also very low, increasing the spread of disease. In order to decrease the amount of disease spread through drinking-water, latrine usage and hygiene must be improved simultaneously.

Current Solution Set
a. Safe Drinking Water

Water stations in communities which provide safe water to the community and other neighbouring areas of the plant location. The station provides very high quality water at a price that is affordable to all. One of the key elements is providing superior service and quality checks to ensure that the quality of water is consistent throughout the life of the project.

Total solutions to the drinking water problems and also takes up operation and maintenance of these plants for an extended period through a unique business model which makes the entire project sustainable. Whenever feasible it involves and encourage local entrepreneurs and/or SHGs to deliver the water within reasonable distance at an extra nominal cost.

It provides community water systems to the following water related contaminants:

b. RWH

Water stations in communities which provide safe water to the community and other neighbouring areas of the plant location. The station provides very high quality water at a price that is affordable to all. One of the key elements is providing superior sea.

c. Toilets

Dehydration toilet.

d. Lakes

Lakes are the important water resources which support millions of people, but due to rapid urbanization and industrialization, many thousands of lakes adjacent to urban center has already been closed. The remaining lakes are most useful for holding domestic waste water and dumping of solid wastes.

Whether it is a big lake or small lake, shallow or deep lake, seasonal or perennial lakes the lakes are generally useful for the following purposes.

e. Menstrual Hygiene

More than 300 million, women and girls in India do not have access to safe menstrual hygiene products, endangering their health, curtailing their education and putting their livelihoods at risk. At least 23 percent of girls in India leave school when they start menstruating and the rest miss an average of five days during each monthly menstrual period between the ages of 12 and 18 years, according to WSSCC, (Geneva-based Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council) (WSSCC)

Good menstrual hygiene is crucial for the health, education, and dignity of girls and women. The solutions cover production of sanitary pads and /or their safe disposal through incinerator, awareness camps

Alliances and Partners in the journey

Benefits to the stakeholders

Resources

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