A WaterAid report in 2016 ranked India among the worst countries in the world for the number of people without safe water. An estimated 76 million people in India have no access to a safe water supply, and the situation is only getting more serious.
The Asian Development Bank has forecast that by 2030, India will have a water deficit of 50 percent. The Union Ministry of Water Resources has estimated the country’s current water requirements to be around 1100 billion cubic meters per year, which is estimated to be around 1200 billion cubic meters for the year 2025 and 1447 billion cubic meters for the year 2050.On top of that Assam is the state which every year affected due to the annual flood created by the mighty Brahmaputra and its sub rivers. Contaminated drinking water and improper sanitation is the primary cause of various water-borne diseases. Diarrhea, Dysentery, Cholera, and Gastroenteritis is the major waterborne diseases of Assam.
( :world water day article, Ndtv,2017, ENVIS center database, Govt. of Assam)
So, Optics foundation took a new initiative named "Project PAANI" to solve the water-related problems in flood-affected areas of Assam. In the year 2020, Optics foundation has distributed water filters to 100 rural flood-affected families from the bank of Ronganodi river of Lakhimpur district in Assam.
This year we are thinking to distribute water filters to 500 families of rural areas in different parts of Assam. So, be a part of our drinking water campaign and support this noble cause.
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Koushik Baruah, Founder
( Non Govt. Organization registered under Assam Govt., India)