Water for People conducted a dissemination workshop in Patna on Tuesday. The purpose of the workshop was to share the learnings, best practice and models of Sheohar’s water conservation and sanitation project.
According to an official buletin form Water for people, a decade long project related to the comprehensive safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion also Known as WASH was concluded in March, 2022.
“In Bihar Water for People initiated Project Sheohar in 2011 in Sheohar district. To achieve ‘everyone’ (universal access) in the district, the project installed safe drinking water points, built Model Toilet Blocks in schools, community, and Health facilities, with community owned mechanisms of sustainability of WASH systems. A diverse set of communication tools have been co-developed with the help of local artists and community members and implemented at scale to impact key WASH behaviours,” the buletin read.
Chief Guest of the program, Bihar Rural Development Minister Sharwan Kumar virtually addressing the attendees stressed the role of awareness in social change. He said that such an outcome can only be expected if they are backed by large scale awareness drives. He congratulated Water For People for successfully completing the Sheohar project.
On the other hand, Director of Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Bihar, Ranjit Kumar Singh underlined the crucial role of non-governmental organisations in Rural development projects.