Supply of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene are important aspects of human health. The MDGs (subsequently SDG’s Goal-6) gave due importance to access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation. Reinforcing its commitment to sanitation, GoI has launched a nationwide campaign under Swachha Bharat Mission (SBM).
Recognising the need for CSO engagement in WASH sector, we have been working on WASH issues for over a decade with an emphasis on backward and remote pockets in parts of Telangana State where poor and vulnerable communities live. MARI’s WASH program aims to enhance equitable access to drinking water and sanitation facilities. The programmatic interventions are focussed in a continuum of demand generation, improved governance and policy influencing. The projects implemented in this direction are promotion of community participation in management and maintenance of drinking water sources and sanitation facilities; people centered advocacy for improved WASH governance; inclusion of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH sector; improved access to safe drinking water through promotion of safe water stations; and influencing policies and institutions for realisation of right to water and sanitation.
To establish safe drinking water plants and in the process establish robust systems to ensure financial and technical sustainability.
Established 132 community-managed safe water stations, resulting in availability of quality drinking water to over 66000 households.