HARITIKA observation clearly indicates that actual response time for breakdown of the hand pumps is very high and generally it took one week of longer period. The one possible way to response was to highlight the issue and wait for the response from the Government agencies and other way is to work for developing sustainable solution.
Operation & maintenance of the created sources [installed hand pumps] for proper functioning is one of the key issues and without proper arrangements for O & M only creation of sources has no meaning.After the detail assessment it has been decided to address the critical problems of repair and maintenance of the hand pumps and our Water Supply Schemes too. Because in our schemes also the problem of Operation & Maintenance of schemes as in the villages, skilled person with essential tools are not available therefore in any problem the committee has to call mechanic from the nearest town area. It takes time of more than one month.
To overcome this, and improve rural water supply, HARITIKA is seeking instances where better O&M has improved the water supply with the support of Just a Drop. We tried to implement the modalities that will help improve O&M and consequently, the availability and quality of water