Safe Drinking Water Revolution in Andhra Pradesh
…. a boon to fluoride affected communities
Bala Vikasa has contributed largely towards the safe drinking water revolution in Andhra Pradesh. With 520 projects benefiting 1,90,000 people, Bala Vikasa is presently recognized as not only a pioneering organization but also a leading organization in setting up ‘Models’ for sustainable community water purification pro
jects which are owned, operated, managed and benefited by the communities. The success of Bala Vikasa water purification programs in Andhra Pradesh is inspiring many communities, development organizations and the Government to initiate similar projects.
Water purification is essential to the communities in the target region since millions of people are suffering from dental and skeletal fluorosis due to excess fluoride in ground water sources, and are also affected by water born diseases due the contamination of water in the public sources. The poor who are not able to purchase water from commercial companies are frequently falling sick, spending significant amounts on medical bills and also losing their daily wages due to illness.