04 May 2016

Arsenic Free Drinking Water: A Success Story

Author: Umesh Kumar Rai

People who try can never be defeated… Poet Sohan Lal Dwivedi

Awareness regarding water is increasing among rural farmers and therefore, demand for clean and pure water is increasing day by day. Rural areas need over 8000 litres of refined water per day but as there is only one pond, people are getting only 4000 litres. To deal with this issue, a new pond measuring 180 feet in length, 80 feet in width and 18 feet in depth is being dug near the existing pond. The capacity of this new pond will be same as that of existing one. If it gets ready soon, supplying pure water to 400 more families will become possible.