Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Since its inception WESS has successfully completed several projects in WASH sub sector with the help of trained and experienced staff. WESS has a separate WASH section comprising skillful and trained staff. Social experts of WASH component make sure that 100% participation of local target communities/schools are ensured in program interventions for ownership and sustainability of each project/program. Whereas technical staff make decision about best use of available options and resources in water and sanitation components. Under the sub sector WESS has completed 13 projects.

Coverage Under WASH Sector

Number of Districts Covered

Number of Households Covered

Number of Villages Covered

Beneficiaries of WASH Project

Male

Female

Children

Number of WASH Facilities Completed in Schools

Boys School

Hand Pumps

Hand Washing Facilities

DWSS

Hygine Kit

Latrine

Water Tank

Girls School

Hand Pumps

Hand Washing Facilities

DWSS

Hygine Kit

Latrine

Water Tank

Impact

  • 68% household cleanliness improved in targeted area reduced incidence of skin diseases and reduction of water-related diseases.
  • 34% reduction in diarrhea cases.
  • The WASH interventions also contributed to ensure 7% increase in enrollment in girls due to availability of latrines in girls schools.
  • 70% increase in attendance for both teachers and students were observed through all the projects. WASH interventions also contributed in 55% reduced cases in drop out of children, similarly 80% participation and punctuality have ¬†been witnessed through WESS completed interventions.
  • On an average, water used for washing body, clothing and utensils increased from 18% to 57% population. i.e. 57% targeted household have now 15 liters of water per capita per house hold.
  • 90% of the targeted villages focused under PATS programme are now certified Open Defecation Free (ODF).
  • 70% of the targeted girls high schools are practicing good Menstrual Hygiene Management practices.