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Water supports not just the needs of humans, but also that of crops and animals. However, the availability of water in a region by itself does not make it viable for consumption unless it is treated and made safe for drinking. Its access and usage depend upon several factors such as the installation of water purification systems, presence of water taps in households and functional water pumps. For conserving water and preventing it from contamination, communities need to be aware of safe and desired WASH habits, including the use of toilets.

In order to address the challenges of water scarcity and water contamination, and to contain the risks related to improper sanitation, the Tata Trusts have collaborated with partners to implement the following initiatives under their Integrated Drinking Water and Sanitation Programme, while deploying innovative and affordable technology.

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