Rural Drinking Water

ruraldrinkingwaterInauguration of hand pumpObjectives

  • Help particularly women in alleviating their drudgery of bringing water from long distances
  • Improve villager’s control over sources of water and maintenance of drinking water supply schemes through formation of water and sanitation committees
  • Increase access to potable drinking water and protect community from waterborne diseases
  • Generate awareness on practices of personal hygiene/environmental sanitation and health rights


  • Formation of Water and Sanitation Committees and training of these committees
  • Selection and capacity building of village level Hygiene Educators
  • Training Programs on different models of toilets and latrines, construction of compost pits, soak pits, waste water disposal, maintenance of hand pumps, water borne diseases, health rights, government schemes
  • Exposure visits to government offices
  • Organisation of health camps
  • Development of IEC material
  • Organisation of awareness campaigns using local folk songs, drama, poster exhibitions, competitions
  • Advocacy efforts


  • Formation of 27 water and sanitation committees in 27 villages
  • Kinds of actions taken by water and sanitation committees
  • 1,956 Toilets constructed
  • 1,850 Families using toilets every Day
  • 95 Hand pumps installed
  • 350 Soak pit units developed
  • 360 Compost pit units prepared
  • 15 Hygiene educators trained
  • 2,000 Of families using safe practices of water handling at home
  • 90 Hand pump mechanics trained
  • 950 Families using constructed toilets
  • Rs 1.5 crore government resources mobilised for construction of toilets and improving water supply
  • 5,000 Trees planted and 20 per cent trees survived after three years


  • 20 Villages provided improved potable water supply
  • Reduction in time (in hours) required to fetch water in 20 villages
  • Reduction in drudgery of women in fetching water (reduction in distance needed to be walked every day per trip of water)
  • 20 Villages where water and sanitation committees are efficient and active in managing
  • Water resources and water supply
  • Reduction in instances of disputes/altercations over fetching water within villages
  • Four open defecation free villages
  • 10 Villages mobilised over health rights issues
  • 20 Villages with reduced instances of water borne diseases
  • 3,000 Families (who have constructed toilets and using it every day) with 50 per cent reduced expenditure or treating water borne diseases
  • 20 Villages with epidemic free years over last five years of water borne diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid etc
  • 27 Villages with overall improvement in environment sanitation practices

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