Caritas India has constructed 18 elevated hand pumps and 2 ring wells for 20 villages of Hailakandi, Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts of Assam which were devastated during 2017 floods.
These hand pumps were installed based on the geographical locations, like the low land areas hand pumps were elevated to five feets whereas in high land it was raised till three feets. Caritas India is the official development arm of the Catholic Churches in India.
Altogether 3,829 families were benefitted from these newly constructed water points. Caritas India has implemented the project through Seva Kendra Silchar and Women Development Centre, Guwahati, by keeping people’s choice as the highest priority and ensuring Sphere standards.
The project was taken up after women from the flood affected areas placed their challenge of drinking water. Caritas India team took the issue seriously and installed hand pumps and ring wells with the decisions and consent of the people.