Project Jal Jeevan has been initiated to provide clean water to the villagers at Phoolpur and Shravasti districts of UP. We install handpumps at the selected areas to provide easy access of water to people.
As we know that water is largely a gender issue, it has been observed that women are the one who goes to far off places in scorching heat to fetch water for their families. Understanding the importance of water and consequences of water pollution, Paras has initiated a project named ‘Jal Jeevan’, where we have purely focused on supply of pure water and awareness of water pollution.
JAL JEEVAN AT PHOOLPUR
We have implemented this project in UP. Our approach in this project is to provide safe drinking water and inculcating good habits among population to save water and utilise water. We have installed various hand pumps in the area through our CSR partnerships. In addition, we have involved members from community itself to take necessary steps to avoid wastage of water. There have been interactive sessions and orientation programs to in order to inculcate good habits.
JAL JEEVAN AT SHRAVASTI
With successful implementation of hand pumps in Phoolpur region, Paras India in association with MMTC initiated the project of hand pump installation and awareness program in Shravasti district of UP, in Ikauna and Gilaula block, in order to facilitate the area with safe drinking water and create awareness for the same.
Hand pumps were installed at the targeted locations based on our analysis and baseline survey. For their longevity and sustainability, hand pumps were painted with attractive colours. Also, big banners are hanged permanently mentioning messages on various aspects regarding how to use and conserve water etc. Special care was given in awareness among community so that people incorporate habit of judicious use of water.
Reduction in waterborne diseases in the local communities and School children.
There have been a total of 5605 beneficiaries of the project.
Women have been able join workforce, as time constraints due to fetching of water have been reduced.
Clean and hygienic drinking water for all students and local communities.
Reduction in school dropout rate of school children.
Increased awareness in local community about the importance of safe drinking water and sanitation.