Installation of Tube-well:

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world having more than 150 million people in an area of just 147,570 square kilometer with more than 76 percent people living in rural areas. About 115 million people live on less than $2 a day. On a daily calorie intake basis, about 18 percent of the rural populations are classified as hard-core poor, and about 40 percent as poor. Disparities in income opportunities between urban and rural areas are widening. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) sets the target of halving the percentage of people without safe water and basic sanitation by the year 2015. Bangladesh committed to achieve the MDGs has set its national target of achieving 100% sanitation by 2013 with other target of safe water coverage, envisages child mortality,

It should be mentioned that poor water has many other serious repercussions. Children and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water. Poor farmers and wage earners are less productive due to illness, health systems are overwhelmed and national economies suffer. Without water, sustainable development is impossible.

Since the inception BGS has been working to promote the status of water and sanitation of the rural community. It is our experiences and observation that the poor communities are most sufferers in the villages in terms of water and sanitation facilities.

To ensue pure drinking water alongwith use of tube-well water in every household activities BGS installed tube well in the villages. Involving village community maintenance committee was formed who would take care of the tube well. On the basis of its projection and needs of beneficiaries BGS installs tube well. During last 2 years BGS installed more than 120 tube well and each tube well serves at least 15 families.   

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