JAMMU, Feb 14: TERI and Bharti Infratel Limited, with the support from Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR) launched a pilot project “FLOW” in two districts of J&K to develop infrastructure in targeted schools.
The project aims at building capacities of school children and youth on “Water and Sanitation Hygiene” (WaSH) issues and aims to provide access to safe drinking water to targeted schools by installing infrastructure.
An awareness workshop was conducted in five identified schools in Jammu, for making the children aware about water quality and water testing, using portable water testing kit. The children were also made aware about benefits of safe drinking water, making judicious use of water, adequate hygiene and sanitation, which helps in reduction of diseases.
The children were also sensitized about disasters preparedness measures, by Disaster Management Professionals of the department. The schools identified for the pilot project include Govt. Boys Senior Secondary School, Sri Ranbir Singh, Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Mubarak Mandi, Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Rehari, Hari Singh Senior Secondary School, Hari Market and Govt. Higher Secondary School, Paloura.
The pilot project is also being implemented in Ranchi, Guwahati, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Srinagar and Panipat along with Jammu.