While access to drinking water in India has increased over the past decade, the tremendous adverse impact of unsafe water on health continues. The World Bank estimates 21% of communicable diseases in India are water related.
The highest mortality from diarrhoea is in children under the age of five, highlighting an urgent need for focused interventions to prevent diarrhoeal disease in this age group.
Despite investments in water and sanitation infrastructure, many low-income communities in India continue to lack access to safe drinking water.
Often villagers are forced to access water for drinking, cooking and washing from stagnant pools, this carries a risk of disease.
Aid Distribution International, with the help of our supporters, will supply clean drinking water to 10 villages in India by providing 10 deep wells.
Four deep wells have already been completed and inauguration works have been finished for a further four.
Source: World Health Organization