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Water Management ar Ramchandra High School

December 18, 2015 divider image

Water management

  • Safe drinking water

Safe Drinking water is an issue now in urban and rural areas alike. This is more of a concern in villages because of the low levels of literacy and health awareness.  Although access to drinking water has improved, the World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water. In India, diarrheoa alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily.

The Water Management Committee in collaboration with CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur took up a project “Safe drinking water : Employing SODIS” . at Ramchandra Kamptee High School ,  at Dongargaon , about 20 kms from Nagpur City. About  100 school children were demonstrated this simple technique of  disinfection of water and imparted knowledge  on the benefits of this  technology by Rt.Ann Rita Dhodapkar.

SODIS is a virtually zero-cost technology. SODIS is disseminated through training of trainers, educating at the grassroots level, providing technical assistance to partner organizations, lobbying key players, and establishing information networks. SODIS is best promoted and disseminated by local institutions with experience in community health education. A long-term training approach and repeated contact with the community is needed to create  awareness on the importance of treating drinking water and to establish  corresponding changes in behavior. Prominently present on the occasion were Rtn. Khushnoor Chugh and Dr. Urmila Kshirsagar.

 

  • Rita Dhodapkar

 

 




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