Creating water assets for tribal families

Creating water assets for tribal families

Repair of drinking water sources, Gajapati district, Odisha

The National Water Policy, and Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (ratified by the Government of India) accord high priority to access to safe drinking water. We have supported an initiative of a non state actor to improve access to safe drinking water in a highly tribal dominated area. Extending support to objectives of the Government of Odisha, access to ‘safe’ drinking water in 13 villages of Gajapati district, Odisha is ensured through construction of diversion based channels in combination with water purification systems and distribution networks. A highly undulating and hilly topography were challenges overcome during execution of the programme titled ‘Water Assets’ (supported by Chalice International).

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