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Piped water supply keeps the Kutrapalli village community safe during the pandemic

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Frequent handwashing with soap and water is WHO’s recommended first line of defence against coronavirus. Being able to maintain social distancing while doing it is also important. This in essence means adequate, through-the-day, piped water supply to your homes. In India, 82% of rural households do not have tapped running water. Solving a water crisis during the pandemic lockdown is next to impossible. But 3.6 lakh people in 67,000 households in rural Odisha find strength and comfort from having solved water crises in their villages much before the pandemic hit. It’s giving them the necessary protection and helping them stay safe. One such story from Kutrapalli village in Jharsuguda district of Odisha.

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