One of the greatest challenges in ensuring good water quality in Karnataka has been the lack of convergence of the Panchayat Raj Engineering Department (PRED) and the Health Department; water and sanitation programs have operated largely in isolation from programs in health and education.
Given this situation, this project aims to facilitate that convergence for the effective management of water quality at the Gram Panchayat /Primary Health Centre, taluk, and district levels. Karuna Trust will undertake process mapping and identify the gaps in water quality-related activities, re-engineering the process based on this analysis. It will build the capacity of PRED and the Health Department to improve management of water quality, including planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring, O&M, and evaluation. Data collection methods will also be improved. Problems will be identified and appropriate solutions will be developed and piloted, using innovative approaches and technologies. Through this work, a replicable district water quality management model will be generated.
Karuna Trust believes affordable and universal access to health care is a fundamental right of all Indians. Such access is a true testimony to the usefulness of all the economic and technological progress India has made. Karuna Trust therefore provides integrated development to the poor and marginalised people (tribal, rural and other backward classes) through health, education, advocacy and training for livelihoods.