Water and Sanitation in Hill Areas (WASH) Project was sanctioned by The Hans Foundation in year 2015 and the project continued up to September, 2017. The prime focus of this programme was to conserve the rain water that flows unutilized in hill areas through rain water harvesting tanks and also promote rural sanitation through construction of Toilets in convergence with SWAJAL, Government Programme of Uttarakhand. The organization completed the construction of 1000 Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting Tanks 0f 3000L each in 60 villages of Devprayag and Kirtinagar Blocks of Tehri Garhwal. Besides, over 500 toilets were constructed in these villages with community contribution and grant from SWAJAL Programme of Uttarakhand Government. All 60 target villages were made Open Defecation Free (ODF) within a period of 2 years.
Major Activities Undertaken in the Project :
- 1. Construction of 1000 Rain Water Harvesting Tanks in 60 villages.
- 2. Construction of over 500 Toilets with community contribution and grant from SWAJAL Programme, Uttarakhand.
- 3. Formation of 60 Water and Sanitation User Groups (WSUGs) in project villages.
- 4. Capacity Building Programmes for WSUGs through Village Level and Cluster Level Training Programmes.
- 5. BCC Activities for community mobilization and sensitization towards rural sanitation and water conservation.
- 6. Making all 60 project villages Open Defecation Free (ODF).
- 7. Promoting Kitchen Gardens for vegetable and flowers cultivation through waste water of Rain Water Harvesting Tanks.