Mewat RO Water Project- The Flagship program of Human Welfare Foundation
In the words of W.H. Auden, a great and distinguished American poet, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” Water is the basic need of every individual and human beings are completely dependent on water to survive. Water being such a crucial aspect for survival has been difficult to provide for thousands of people across India and the world as water scarcity is a very common phenomenon in a country of India’s diversity. Even though urban areas of India have access to clean drinking water, many villages and rural areas face the adversity of water scarcity.
Similar to many villages as such there is a region in Haryana, called Mewat which is 90 km from the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi. The scarcity of water in this region is so high that one can guess that a lot of villages in this area do not have the privilege of clean drinking water. People of Mewat region either need to fetch water daily from distant villages or they need to Purchase Water from Tankers. This is not possible for people of these kinds of villages with such socio-economic situation, living in the most backward areas of the country and no proper means of earning.
The region of Mewat is gravely challenged by two problems which are of saline groundwater and erratic water supply from the government. There is no persistent surface water, and 78 % of the district is composed of saline groundwater which is unfeasible for drinking and other domestic purposes. TDS level in drinking water in the region is around 1000-1200. Additionally, people in the area tend to contact with skin diseases and kidney-related problems due to poor quality of clean water.
(RO Water plant in Marora village)
The Human Welfare Foundation, which is among the top organizations of the country providing service to people, understood this crisis of the people of Mewat. A survey of the whole area was conducted by the research team, following which the report came out. Based on the report the foundation decided to put into use a RO plant in Marora village of Mewat. This catered to the clean drinking water requirements of 1400 families in 3 nearby villages of Balai, Haibatka and Marora.
During the Inaugural Ceremony, several higher authorities of the Human Welfare Foundation were present on 11 March 2020. However, there was a problem over the mode of supplying water from Marora village to the neighbouring village was an enormous issue. While there have been problems on one side, on the opposite side, there have been donors Providing inspiration and monetary support for the cause to face with every sort of challenge. It had been decided that a tracker and trolley was needed to be purchased along with 1000 gallons of water which can be used in people's homes with the help of a tanker.
Using the RO Plant provided by the Human Welfare Foundation, water will first be filtered then it'll be transported to the village with the assistance of a tanker where people can access clean water when it reaches a particular place. This plant worth 27 lakhs Rs has been installed and funded by the Foundation with the assistance of gracious donors. The Expense of successfully running the plant is about 80000 Rs a month, which is met by the salaries of three people along with the cost of diesel etc. The Foundation's vision of this project was to make people believe in the concept of "Self-Sustain".
(RO Water tank for Safe & Clean drinking water)
Through this project, villagers can access safe drinking water at a reasonable cost of Rs 150 per month. Before such a project, these rural families used to spend nearly Rs 600 per month to purchase drinking water tankers even though the quality of them were just satisfactory. As of now, nearly 400 families involving more than 3000 beneficiaries or recipients across the villages of Marora, Balai, Haibatka, Badarpur and Pothli are paid members of the RO water Plant. Besides that, more than 250 children and teachers of Al Jamia Al Islamia school and Chirag Public School are also beneficiaries of the project. This Project has vehemently influenced and impacted the lives of villages, especially the women by making sure there is a daily supply of unpolluted and safe drinking water for their households.
Human Welfare Foundation has set up 10 such RO water projects across the country in water-scarce Regions. Through its 556 Drinking Water projects which include RO plants, borewells, handpumps, submersible, the foundation has over 6 lakh beneficiaries. The Human Welfare Foundation is the reason for the smile on the face of thousands of families within the Mewat region today, which solved the issues that they had been going through for years.
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