Addressing Drinking Water Issues in Villages of Vadasagal District of Navsari

Almost 88 percent of the disease in rural areas is due to lack of clean water, proper sanitation and inadequate solid and liquid waste management. To determine the issue of availability of safe drinking water in rural areas of Gandevi Taluka village, UBA executed
Developmental venture on “Addressing Safe Drinking Water Issues in Villages of Vadasagal district of Navsari”.

The project has been implemented by funding source through NRI villager and Sarvoday Mandal Vadsagal. The objectives of the project are a) to increase access to clean and safe drinking water in rural villages through construction of drinking water plant and Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration unit b) to carry out community sensitisation, hygiene promotion and training on measures to be taken on sanitation c) to promote community participation and encourage the community to take the responsibility and manage the projects. d) to explore and initiate local and external contributory partnerships that will enhance facilitation and execution of strategic interventions.

The foundation was laid by C.R. PATIL, Member of Parliament district Navsari for Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Plants along with Shri Manojubhai Patel, sarpanch, vadasagal and other members of Zilla/Gram Panchayats and the local village population. The UBA initiative of the project includes construction of one water treatment plant and related facilities each with the capacity to produce 1000 liters per hour of drinking water. These water treatment plants have now been providing clean, filtered drinking water for the village in rural Gandevi in Navsari.

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