The Himalaya Trust has started a Water and Sanitation program in 6 disaster affected villages of district Pithoragarh in association with the Himmotthan Society and Tata Relief Committee. Operations began from October 1, 2016 and will be completed by March 31, 2018.
Program not only focuses on Hardware part of constructing drinking water schemes for the villagers but also involves sensitization of communities towards personal and environmental sanitation. So far, THT has been able to conduct Baseline (understanding the actual need of the villagers), form Village Level Water and Sanitation Committees and organize meetings with villagers to motivate them for Open Defecation Free Village and clean surroundings. IEC and BCC activities are going on and in coming months, we are targeting schools to hold cleanliness drives, conduct healthy school surveys and start a campaign on sanitation.
Hardware activities have also started from February, 2016 which will be completed by December 2017. Please check updates column for progress!