Ensuring Health To All
Witnessing women and girls walking miles to fetch water, which wasn’t even safe for drinking, Bala Vikasa ushered in a Safe Water revolution that has provided affordable easy access to safe water.
Community water purification plants have made purified drinking water accessible and affordable to rural communities at Rs 3 per 20 liters. By mobilizing entire village communities (affected by high fluoride contamination) to become active participants in the planning, installation, and management of the pure water plants, Bala Vikasa has ensured the complete social, economic, and environmental sustainability of these projects. The Any-time Water Dispensing Kiosks have been set up in 25 urban centers too, to provide poor commuters with inexpensive chilled purified water at Rs 2 per liter.
In other places, borewells, handpumps, and overhead tanks, have brought potable water closer home for several villages, including 136 tribal communities.
Consumption of safe drinking water has reduced water-borne diseases arising out of microbial and chemical contamination. Water availability in the vicinity is encouraging communities to maintain personal and community hygiene.
The overall health of communities has improved, reducing medical expenses and increasing their productive hours, thereby contributing to the national economy. The time saved in fetching water is being diverted to income-generating activities for adults, and education opportunities for girls, raising their overall standard of living.
with Hand Pumps
Providing Safe Water to Rural Poor Communities and Slum Dwellers through 1420+ Community Water Purification Plants (CWPPs)