WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
WASH (Water, Sanitation and Health) program is aimed at improving public health through sanitation and conservation of pure natural resources. These include conducting activities like village awareness programs on health and sanitation. ADO emphasized meeting the WASH cluster objectives for delivering life-saving WASH assistance to the needs of communities and ensuring access to safe services in a dignified manner to affected people. Poor sanitation, hygiene services, and droughts have caused communal diseases and health problems, particularly in women and children.
Safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are crucial to human health and well-being. Safe WASH is not only a prerequisite to health, but contributes to livelihoods, school attendance and dignity and helps to create resilient communities living in healthy environments.
The objective of WASH is to reach out and sensitize communities. The aim is envisaged to bring a better understanding to communities about the appropriate utilization of existing resources and build appropriate services where they are needed. The overall purposes of sanitation are to provide a healthy living environment for everyone, to protect the natural resources (such as surface water, groundwater, soil), and to provide safety, security and dignity for better results. A systematic engagement methodology is adopted in order to achieve the appropriate results.
ADO applies tailored approaches and methodologies to ensure water security and tackle the adverse impacts of recurrent droughts.
ADO implemented water support activities including:
13 new earth dams were constructed with installation of geo-plastic sheets, water tanks, solar system and other water distribution networks.
115 water reservoirs rehabilitated and 14 new ones constructed 78 strategic shallow wells rehabilitated
870 households supported with distribution of water harvesting plastic sheets
27,701 households (drought affected) provided with water assistance for 2 months as the drought became worse to save the life of vulnerable people
654 latrines constructed with the installation of hand-washing facilities