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We manage a variety of development programs in rural communities in India’s South-East regions.


Our water programs have reached more than 3.5 million individuals over the past 39 years. Clean water translates into better health, education and income. These projects are driven by local communities, ensuring their long-term sustainability.


BACKGROUND


Over 334 million people in India do not have access to potable water: wells have either gone dry or the water is extremely contaminated. It can often take hours to walk back and forth from a clean water source, decreasing a child’s school time or a woman’s opportunity to earn extra income.


Water contamination is another big problem. Water in many parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is often excessively high in fluoride. Excessive fluoride leads to a variety of health complications, including ‘fluorosis’, a disease can result in teeth decay, joint pains, crippled bones, gastrointestinal and pregnancy problems.


Over 600 million Indians do not have toilets and are forced to defecate in the open. Negative health impacts include diarrhea, intestinal infections, malaria and Dengue fever. Social issues include security and privacy concerns for women and children.


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201, Zamarud Residency


Somajiguda, Hyderabad  500 082


+91 7675855890


Email : vijay@balavikasa.org

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