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Project Pitch By: Mitra Technology Foundation (iVolunteer)

 

Proposed Project Title


Clean Drinking Water to Rural Areas

 

Thematic Area

Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care, sanitation & safe drinking water

Sub Thematic Area

Drinking water & water ATMs

Project Synopsis

iVolunteer will identify rural areas where the reach of clean water is not possible. According to the statistics, only 32% of the population has access to ‘improved’ water supplies and water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and skin disease are rife. Water collecting remains largely the responsibility of women and children who walk long distances to collect from wells, springs, and rivers and poor health hinders people’s livelihood. Furthermore, the lack of education in communities regarding sanitation and hygiene contributes to illness and mortality. This project aims to improve the health of overall community and productivity by providing access to clean water supply. Clean water supply will be provided to villages through pipelines, seesaw pumps, hand pumps, electric pumps, and reticulated water supplies to taps in the villages by assisting in increasing health indicators and reducing the level of poverty in selected villages through the provision of safe, sustainable water supplies.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 0.6 Cr - INR 1.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Pune, Mumbai

Key Project Partners
NGOs,Companies,Municipal Corporation

Project Status
Proposed
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): General
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Youth
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 1000- 3000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Under Process
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

Bring Clean Drinking Water to Rural Areas of Maharashtra
Clean Drinking water is the basic requirement of each and every individual be it rich or poor but in today’s scenario, rich people are privileged enough to have alkaline water and the poor don’t even get clean drinking water.

People are falling sick and even dying because of the unclean water they are drinking. According to the statistics, only 32% of the population has access to ‘improved’ water supplies and water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and skin disease are rife. Poor health hinders people’s livelihood and stops people from being able to fully participate in their communities.


About the Program:

The project starts with an initial level of recce & research of the rural areas including the kind of water they are drinking and how it is affecting the rural areas. As per the recent statistics, 95 percent of India’s rural population had access to some form of water supply infrastructure. In practice, however, many systems were no longer functional. The key issue was that systems were designed and constructed by state engineering agencies with little participation from local communities.  People lacked a sense of ownership, and maintenance was neglected. Consumers also treated water as a right to be provided free-of-cost by the government, making systems financially unsustainable. Moreover, a growing population led to the mounting demand for water, with the result that water tables were falling and many water sources were shrinking or drying up altogether. Access to water can be provided by different modes like through pipelines to taps, seesaw pumps, portable ATMs of water.


Purpose of the Project:

Access to clean water is provided to villages through pipelines to taps, seesaw pumps, hand pumps, electric pumps, and petrol pumps and reticulated water supplies to taps in the villages. Workshops and training are also provided to the community to raise awareness of hygiene, sanitation, and health.  The objective of this project is to assist in increasing health indicators and reducing the level of poverty in selected villages through the provision of safe, sustainable water supplies. The supply and maintenance will be taken care of by us for the next 5 yrs.


Target Beneficiaries: Rural Areas of Maharashtra

Duration: 3-6 Months

 
 

Salient Features

  1. Access to water can be provided by different modes like through pipelines to taps, seesaw pumps, portable ATMs of water.
  2. Assistance in increasing health indicators and reducing the level of poverty in selected villages through the provision of safe, sustainable water supplies.
  3. Employees could be engaged to raise awareness in the community around hygiene, sanitation and health.
 

About Mitra Technology Foundation (iVolunteer)

iVolunteer’s sole mission is to bring volunteers and organizations together to share their time, passion and skills to promote India's social development. iVolunteer had its humble beginnings in 2001 in Delhi. Today, iVolunteer serves close to 10,000 volunteers every year through a range of programs. We partner with a strong network of 300+ credible non-profits across India through iVolunteer Centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune. We achieve our mission by working closely with volunteers through a range of initiatives and a large network of individuals, NGOs and corporates.

 
 

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