On 28 July 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights.
To realize this dream, Swach is committed to ensure availability, accessibility and affordability of safe drinking water to village /semi urban areas.
However, the reality in India is quite grim. In a study done by Water Aid, a global advocacy group on water and sanitation, it has been found that more than 163 million people in India do not have access to clean water, the highest in the world. India also faces several challenges on water resources due to climate change and other environmental aspects. Arsenic and fluoride infected areas are also reeling under certain challenges and crises.
Swach collaborates with various stakeholders to develop and maintain community drinking water treatment facility and ensure access to safe drinking water in Village & Semi-Urban areas.
Area covered: Haldia city of about 11000 hectares spreading across 5 assembly constituencies. Population served: Over 250,000 population with Bulk Water to Municipal Corporation which serves around 50,000 house hold connections.Customers: Domestic, Commercial and predominantly Industries viz. Haldia Petrochemcial, Indian Oil, MCPI, Tata Power, Emami Agro, Electro steel, Kolkata Port Trust etc.
Convincing households to apply for legal connection and avail amnesty on their unauthorized connection.Conducting events targeting school children (e.g. safe water) .Scheduling water connection camps in consultation with local community, Resident welfare associations and political figureheads. Water meter installation drives by sensitizing the community on its benefits and allaying apprehensions, if anyGrievance redressal cell.