Community Managed Water Supply Programme: Bringing drinking water to the doorsteps of people in rural Gujarat

The state-led Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) has successfully implemented a unique rural water supply programme to ensure adequate, quality drinking water supply at an affordable cost in all rural areas of Gujarat. The programme is distinctive because the State government has adopted a demand-responsive adaptable approach involving strong community participation. The programme is Read More …

24 x 7 Metered Water: Improving water supply in rural areas of Punjab

Aiming to maximise coverage of villages availing water supply schemes, the 24×7 Metered Water Supply initiative has successfully involved the community in planning and implementation and metering water consumption for judicious use in Punjab. The nodal department, the Department of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (DRWSS), Government of Punjab, has also introduced a novel pull-model Read More …

Dhara Vikas: Creating water security through spring-shed development in Sikkim

Dhara Vikas is an innovative programme to revive and maintain drying springs in the north-eastern state of Sikkim. A robust climate adaptation strategy for drought-prone districts, Dhara Vikas (meaning, spring-shed development) is helping to alleviate the problem of rural water scarcity by reducing surface runoff of rainwater and allowing more water to percolate down to Read More …