Challenge

Addressing Water Woes in Rural Meghalaya

Water scarcity and contamination pose severe health risks in rural Meghalaya. Diarrhea, fluorosis, cholera, hepatitis A, and trachoma are rampant due to inadequate and contaminated water supplies. The Smart Village Movement, in collaboration with Watsan, undertakes the challenge of finding cost-effective water and sanitation solutions to combat these issues.

SVM Solution

Launching the Water Testing Pilot Project

In response to the critical water challenges, SVM initiated the Safe Drinking Water project with partner Watsan, who provided the necessary water testing kits for this project. The primary goal is to conduct water testing in 50 SVM treatment villages, aiming to identify and alleviate key pain points:

  • Inaccessibility to Potable Water
  • Contamination of Water Resources
  • Prevalence of Waterborne Diseases

Partners

Collaborative Efforts for Water Solutions

  • Watsan: Providing crucial water testing kits for the project.
  • Martin Luther Christian University: Contributing expertise and manpower for the water testing process.

Project Details

SVM Health Wings takes flight with the goal of transforming last-mile medicine delivery. Here’s an overview of the project’s key features

Initiation Date: August 2021
Treatment Villages: 50 SVM villages

Testing Parameters:
Ph
Alkalinity
Hardness
Chloride
Fluoride

Project Progress: Ensuring Safe Drinking Water

The Safe Drinking Water initiative progresses with water collection and testing from SVM villages. The pilot phase concludes, revealing that all 50 villages have safe drinking water.

Impact: Transforming Lives through Clean Water Access

The project's objective is clear - ensuring Meghalaya residents have access to clean water for domestic needs. By the end of the pilot phase, it is evident that all 50 villages have safe drinking water.

IMPACT

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 3 LOCAL FDC MANAGERS.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 3 LOCAL FDC MANAGERS.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 3 LOCAL FDC MANAGERS.

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The success of this initiative marks a crucial step in overcoming water-related challenges, promoting a healthier and more sustainable future for rural communities.