Water and Sanitation (WASH)

Arpan's dedicated focus on Water and Sanitation (WASH) in rural areas demonstrates its commitment to improving the quality of life and well-being of communities. By aligning its processes with the central government's "Swachh Bharat Mission" and "Jal Jeevan Mission" schemes, Arpan ensures the effective implementation of initiatives related to water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Key interventions under WASH

Ensuring drinking water security:

Arpan addresses the challenge of providing access to clean drinking water in rural areas through various projects. These include the design and installation of solar-powered drinking water schemes in villages, the construction of roof-top rainwater harvesting structures in schools and community buildings, and the implementation of individual and community-based rainwater harvesting and storage structures called "Tanka" in the deserts of Rajasthan. Additionally, Arpan adopts low-cost water purification technologies, such as the installation of "G-Filters" developed by IIT Jodhpur, to clean impurities in drinking water in rural households and schools.

Community Involvement for Judicious Water Usage:

Arpan emphasizes the importance of community awareness, mobilization, and active participation in ensuring the judicious usage of water. By engaging with local communities through various government programs, Arpan promotes responsible water use and encourages the adoption of sustainable water management practices.

Mass Awareness and Education:

Arpan recognizes the role of school children as influencers in rural households and prioritizes their education and sensitization on WASH issues. Through mass awareness campaigns and educational programs in schools and communities, Arpan instils the importance of hygiene and sanitation practices, contributing to the overall well-being of the community.

Arpan's extensive work in the field of WASH spans various regions, with significant contributions to the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in Rajasthan and the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. By working towards drinking water security, promoting hygiene awareness, and fostering community involvement, Arpan plays a vital role in advancing sustainable and comprehensive water and sanitation solutions for rural areas.