5643 bore wells with manually operating hand pumps installed by Bala Vikasa are benefiting one million people
Abore well with manually operating hand pump can provide sufficient water for 30-50 families. This is a very cost effective measure to address the immediate needs of the small, remote and neglected habitations, which are deprived of water supply.
Community members are mobilized and motivated by the staff of Bala vikasa. The bore wells are drilled in a central place identified by the people themselves, to ensure easy and free access to all the target families. Beneficiaries actively participate and contribute required labor for bore well installation and maintenance.
Drilling and Installation of bore well
Bore well is drilled to a depth of 150 to 250 feet depending on the availability of water in the ground.Durable and easy to handle manual pumps of MARK II design are installed at an average depth of 50 feet. The hand pump is installed on a concrete platform with 100 feet deep pumping pipes
5,643 bore wells benefiting one million rural poor in Andhra Padesh
Bala Vikasa Bore Wells project has benefitted every district of Andhra Pradesh. While Bala Vikasa implements the project directly in many regions, it also takes the assistance of local implementing partner NGOs to install bore wells in some of the remote areas. We have installed 5,643 bore wells with the hand pumps in the last 15 years and brought relief to over one million rural poor in Andhra Padesh.
Bore Wells have made a big difference to rural communities
Helped save time and energy from not having to walk long distances to fetch water.
Enhanced personal hygiene and cleanliness of surroundings.
Helped cultivate kitchen garden and maintain cattle.
Enabled more productive work, and better home management with the time and energy saved due to easy access to water
Reduced workload of women and children and they have more time for relaxation and studies.
Increased peace in the village due to reduction of water related disputes and arguments at the water sources.
Samudrala Venkamma who works as a daily wage labor in a local ginning mill said “ I wake up at 5 am to collect water from the well located far away from my home. It gets crowded before even the sun rises and sometimes we end up in quarrels. Now the bore-well is in our street and is very accessible. All the 35 families in our street can fetch sufficient water at convenient timings, spending less time and energy”