Project PRAYAS – Building sustainable and resilient rural communities

Project Prayas will enable  provisioning of year-long safe water at household level, equip households with adequate sanitation infrastructure and create open defecation free villages and build capacities of village level institutions for better organization management and preparedness.

The project aims to strengthen social systems and community infrastructure, create WaSH infrastructure, and promote improved practices leading towards a healthy living in six intervention villages of Angul district. In addition, a baseline study and intervention plan will be made for eight new villages for future interventions.


Six villages


Angul district in Odisha




October 2021 - December 2022


₹2 Crore


Essel Mining and Industries Limited (EMIL)


  • Establish piped water supply system in 2 villages to ensure year round access to clean drinking water
  • Repair and augmentation of existing drinking water sources and toilets & bathing rooms (TBR) in 6 villages
  • Build raised platform with soak pit for all tube well and dug well infrastructures
  • Capacity building and technical support to communities for water quality management, solid-liquid waste management and strengthening village institutions. 
  • Wall painting & IEC development
  • Provide solar street lighting in 6 villages
  • Provide solar home lighting facilities
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