Drinking Water Project
Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.
Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera. Tens of millions of others are seriously sickened by a host of water-related ailments—many of which are easily preventable.
The United Nations considers universal access to clean water a basic human right, and an essential step towards improving living standards worldwide. Water-poor communities are typically economically poor as well, their residents trapped in an ongoing cycle of poverty.
VWS , a group concern of VFS along with IOCL-Pipelines completed 03 community managed drinking water projects and handed these over to communities at Banshra, Ranigunj block, Burdwan, Gurap, Dhaniakhali block, Hooghly and Satidaha, Dhaniakhali block, Hooghly.
Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces. Inadequate sanitation is a major cause of disease world-wide and improving sanitation is known to have a significant beneficial impact on health both in households and across communities. The word ‘sanitation’ also refers to the maintenance of hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection and wastewater disposal.
VWS, a group concern of VFs build 633 Toilets at Munger District, Bihar with ITC- CSR and handed it over to the communities. They have also built 2 school Sanitation at Harishpur, Burdwan and Kismatshibramnagar, Haldia which has already been handed over to the school authorities.