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Making household tap connection normal for all!

Imagine a day without running water at home! The entire day’s schedule is bound to get disturbed, isn’t it? In order to make piped water normal for all, WaterAid India along with the government of India initiated a multi village piped water scheme in Mardanpur, Madhya Pradesh. While 16% of India’s rural families have access... Read more

How clean are schools in Pakur and Dumka?

A baseline survey by WaterAid India on water, sanitation & hygiene assesses the ground reality in 320 schools. WaterAid India conducted a baseline survey of 320 schools in Dumka and Pakur districts of Jharkhand to assess the water, sanitation and hygiene situation in schools. The baseline survey will help in guiding our programme implementation in... Read more

National Conclave on Drinking Water Quality

On 7 July, 2017, PHD Chamber for Commerce organised a ‘National Conclave on Drinking Water Quality’ in New Delhi. The conclave focussed on solutions for managing water quality, affordable clean drinking water for all, planning for sustainable utilities, sewage treatment, wastewater management, and designing integrated infrastructure. WaterAid India was the Knowledge Partner for the conclave... Read more

Improving WASH in Health Care Facilities of Kanker district, Chhattisgarh

WaterAid India regional team in Chhattisgarh, in collaboration with its partner NGO Samarthan, has initiated a dialogue with the district health department and Jivan Deep Samiti (JDS) of all Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), and district medical hospitals, to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities in healthcare centres. Jivan Deep Samiti... Read more

Promoting eco-friendly toilets in Chhattisgarh

With millions of people across the country unable to access basic sanitation facilities, Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) toilets have emerged as a sustainable concept to fix the sanitation problem in India. This year, on World Environment Day, the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh promoted EcoSan toilets, basis the theme – connecting people to nature. While there is... Read more

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017

Every year, May 28 is observed as Menstrual Hygiene (MH) Day globally, to call attention and normalise menstruation. This year, WaterAid India, along with other development partners, stakeholders, government, and celebrities were involved in various online and offline campaigns. Our offices in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh marked the day with state... Read more

Influencing PHED in Madhya Pradesh for making a defunct piped water scheme functional

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has allocated Rs 1.22 crore for restoring a defunct piped water scheme in 74 gram panchayats of Sehore and Datia district in Madhya Pradesh. The allocation is a result of advocacy efforts by WaterAid India and our partners in the region for the past three years. The problem in restoration was... Read more

Recognition for WaterAid India core group girls on Women’s day

15-year-old Shailaja, part of WaterAid India’s core group girls team in Telangana has received the TV9 Naveena award under the category ‘Fighting against social evil’ on the eve of International Women’s Day, 2017. The recognition is for her contribution in fighting taboos, myths and misconceptions on menstrual hygiene management not only in her village but... Read more