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Participatory and Community-Led Swajaldhara Rural Drinking Water Project

Gram Vikas implemented the ‘Participatory and Community-Led Swajaldhara Rural Drinking Water Project’ for establishing water supply systems in 96 villages across twelve districts in rural Odisha.

The Swajaldhara scheme aimed to put in place a people-oriented, decentralised and demand-driven water management regime.

REACH

7004 households, 96 villages

REGION

12 districts in Odisha

PROJECT STATUS

Completed

TIMELINE

November 2002 to May 2008

BUDGET

₹ 5.26 crore

PARTNERS

Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

ACTIVITIES

  • Formation of Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSC)
  • Capacity building of VWSC members to plan, operate and maintain the infrastructure
  • Construction of collection chamber
  • Construction of dug well
  • Construction of storage reservoir with pump house
  • Laying of raising main and distribution system
  • Establishing individual household connections

RESULTS

  • 96 villages have water supply systems
  • 7004 households receive round-the-clock piped water supply