VJNNS

VJNNS’s WATSAN programme comprises of mainly two components:
A – Water At Door Steps (Along with training programmes on Hygiene & Sanitation)
B – Sanitation Blocks for every household

VJNNS’s current focuses in “A – Water At The Door Step” program is to provide water to the under privileged communities using Gravity Fed Water Supply System (GFWSS) and motivational campaigns for B – Sanitation Blocks for every household.

A – Water At The Door Step program may be summarized as:
00 Village Identification
Here we identify the village which is in acute need of water. Most of the villages in agency area currently use spring water for their daily usage! This water is most of the times filled with silt and is not advised for consumption. During rainy season, this water is filled with mud and the only filtration method which villagers use is to have a piece of cloth over the vessel while filling water. Over and above, water sources are far away from the village. Hence women of the family get confined to filling water to provide for the household needs.

01 MLP Preparation & Sharing
VJNNS, along with its donors involve themselves in conducting a detailed Socio-Technical survey to understand the various problems faced by villagers and arrive at possible solutions. The observations of the same are documented in the form of a Micro Level Plan (MLP). This is in turn shared with the villagers for them to pass on the information to higher officials at various levels in the Government. Along side; VJNNS also pursues funding possibilities from various sources.

This overall process is broken into the following steps:
01a – Baseline Survey – Socio-economic & Technical Survey
01b – Village Pictures – Capturing various images of the village showcasing their Water & Sanitation situation.
01c – Preparing Village MAPs – Along with the villagers, VJNNS prepares village MAPs.
01d – Prepare Micro Level Plan (MLP) – A well documented Micro Level Plan.
01e – Share MLP with Village Heads – Sharing of MLP with village Panchayat, PO, MDO etc.,

02 Village Meetings
VJNNS encourages villagers to have regular meetings to discuss the current situation of the village and methodologies to tackle various problems.

Usually these meetings are aligned with various phases of “Neeru Aaroghyam” project. Hence villagers meet on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis to discuss about how the project is progressing and how should they be contributing towards the common goal of 'safe, sustainable water for all'.

03 Training
Training is believed to be the necessary soft component of any project.

VJNNS provides the following training:

03a – Need for Water Committee & Workshop on committee formation.
03b – Water for life (Separate training for Men & Women)
03c – GFWSS (Pre-construction training)
03d – GFWSS (Post-construction training)
03e – Miscellaneous training (Plumbing, masonary etc)

04 Construction & Handing Over
Construction of GFWSS system involves primarily constructing the collection tank, distribution/filter tank, laying of the pipelines and necessary connections. Best part of the VJNNS programme is that all the villagers join hands as “Shramadaan” and build the entire system on their own! Other important aspects of GFWSS is Filter media, which the villagers collect by themselves. Stand posts are constructed as per the village need and convenience. Finally GFWSS is handed over to the Village Panchayat.

This overall process is broken into the following steps:
04a – Material Procurement
04b – Source Tank Construction (including preparing cover lids)
04c – Distribution Tank Construction (including a-inlet/filter_01 chamber, b-filter_02 chamber, c-outlet chamber, screening plates & covering lids)
04d – Pipeline laying
04e – Pipeline fitting
04f – Filter media preparation & filling
04g – Stand post construction
04h – Water testing
04i – Handing over

05 Follow Up
Though these systems are highly maintenance free, VJNNS believes that a constant intervention is required before the ownership to the system is attained. VJNNS periodically visits the village to check the system and the committee.

This overall process is broken into following steps:
05a – Baseline Survey
05b – Monitoring of the village committee & water systems by VJNNS
05c – Regular follow ups.