Water contamination is a severe problem in Odisha with Puri being one of the districts severely affected by water quality issues such as high salinity, iron and biological contamination. This project helped increase awareness among people in affected areas of the impact of poor water quality on health. Water quality mitigation measures were undertaken to reduce the effect of water contamination. The project helped provide safe drinking water and sanitation by creating sustainable technical solutions which can be scaled by the Government of Odisha.
WaterAid has been working in India since 1986 with the goal of enabling improved access to sustainable, safe and adequate water supply and sanitation. It also aims to create a knowledge base for advocacy at different levels and foster an enabling environment for effective programme implementation, in-country funding, organisational learning and growth.
SSUD aims to support and strengthen the poor people in Puri district. Their aim is to ensure economic empowerment through a number of means including the development of low cost housing and provision of health and sanitation facilities by acting as a servicing as well as a catalytic agency.