Visakha Jilla Nava Nirmana Samithi (VJNNS) is indebted to Frank Water (UK) for funding the Neeru - Aroghyam Project for the year 2016 - 2017. It is the rainbow of hope for many villages to have easy access to water for drinking and domestic purposes. The main objective of this project is to provide water, and sanitation while creating hygiene awareness among the masses. To facilitate this initiative, VJNNS has engaged itself in a field survey drawing Micro Level Plans (MLPs) to understand the need for the construction of Gravity Fed Water Supply System (GFWSS). As planned 15 MLPs were drawn across villages to construct 12 GFWSS Units. It was agreed upon that 3 units will be constructed by the funding received from Frank Water. Additionally; VJNNS took it upon itself that they would raise funds to construct one more GFWSS as their contribution towards the project. VJNNS believes in going beyond just the construction level considering the education levels in these villages and hence does a handholding in the form of monitoring its Operations and Maintenance. In this direction, 65 villages were visited to ensure that all the earlier constructed GFWSS were in good shape. Convergence and spring mapping were also part of this exercise.
As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, VJNNS has hosted a meet for friends and relatives to educate them on this initiative which has brought in Rs. 1.16 lakh towards this noble cause. They are in talks with the Government of Andhra Pradesh’s Rural Development Wing called SERP to seek sponsorship. TATA Trust, NTR Trust, Canara Bank and HCL are a few prominent others to whom VJNNS has sent proposals to promote the cause and raise funds.
A training manual has been designed by VJNNS with the support of Frank Water in the form of a storybook to explain the GFWS System. It acts as a guide to the villagers helping them to easily monitor the usage and functioning of these units. This in turn helps the maintenance of these systems while making optimum utilization of the same. Blogs have been created on our website for better reach of the campaign. Visits and meets are also recorded so as to project absolute transparency in the utilization of resources.