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Due to poor quality of water and presence of chemical/bacteriological contamination, many water borne diseases are spread, causing untold misery, and in several cases even death, of people from underdeveloped regions. It has been proven time and again that these diseases negatively affect health and education especially of children living in rural areas. The need was to find a sustainable solution to this problem.
On the behest of the ONGC and CONCOR foundation, Walchand Plus in association with Bahubali Gulabchand Foundation, enabled the installation of water purifiers in 5 schools of Baksa District of Assam and encouraged children to make use of the facility provided. This initiative has helped children to access clean and safe drinking water.
Approximately 39000 children were impacted by the Swacch Vidyalaya program. This initiative also helped in integrating hygiene messages in daily school curriculum like morning assembly and prayers, & during social sciences classes. This will help to radically reduce spread of water borne diseases, thereby helping children and school authorities maintain a healthy and hygienic surrounding.