NGOs working in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana

WaterAid/ Dieter Telemans

Which are some of the top NGOs working in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana?

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organisation determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene accessible for everyone, everywhere within a generation. WaterAid India, one of the top NGOs working in the South of India, focuses on tackling these three essentials in ways that can be sustained in the long run.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka are where WaterAid India’s key projects are currently operational in the south of India. With the committed support of four partner NGOs, WaterAid India is able to reach out to some of the poorest and marginalised communities in the region.

In Andhra Pradesh, the direct program reach is functional in two districts, namely Chittoor and Vizianagaram, while in Telangana the direct program reach is across Kamareddy and Medak district. In Hyderabad, WaterAid‘s Urban WASH Programme addresses the overall water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of urban slum communities. In Karnataka, WaterAid has a direct intervention programme in Raichur, one of the most backward districts in the state.

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) awareness in schools is also a priority programme in the region. It also includes strong engagement at the state level to establish appropriate operation and maintenance systems for clean water and decent toilet facilities. Also, dedicated efforts are being made to integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene with the overall development of the school.

Ensuring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene across Health Care Facilities is also a crucial component of WaterAid’s work.

There is also a strong focus on the capacity building of government-mandated institutions, such as Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) and School Management Committee (SMC). These empowered committees act as catalysts in addressing larger advocacy issues.

In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, there is also a great focus on strengthening community-level models around water security and sanitation. Building strong community cadres, such as Basti Vikas Manch, are the key strength of the programme.

WaterAid India extends its work across various states and districts. While the primary focus is on making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene accessible for all, WaterAid’s intervention work is carried out in the areas of:

  • Rural Sanitation
  • Rural Drinking Water and Security
  • Urban WASH
  • WASH in Schools
  • WASH in Health Care Facilities and Nutrition
  • WASH in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

WaterAid always aims to work towards making a bigger and sustainable impact by ensuring a people-centric approach by actively encouraging collaboration with various stakeholders to change lives. WaterAid strongly believes that together, we change millions of lives!