/js/jquery-3.3.1.min.js">--> Piped water supply keeps the Kutrapalli village community safe during the pandemic - Gram Vikas

OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATES

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

MULTIMEDIA
video

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.

RELATED BLOGPOSTS

video
MULTIMEDIA
Closed Borders, Lost Jobs and Uncertain Futures: The pandemic unsettles migrant lives.

A video story on how the COVID-19 pandemic is unsettling the lives of migrant workers and their families in rural Odisha, India.

video
MULTIMEDIA
Kitchen gardens keep families fed and healthy during the lockdown

Food from the backyard gardens are keeping families fed during the pandemic related lockdown.

video
MULTIMEDIA
Babita finds a livelihood opportunity in preventing the coronavirus spread

Women in villages of Odisha are using their time to make protective gear to keep their communities safe while earning an income.