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Title: Jalayoga: scheme to provide safe drinking water
Organization:Canara Bank
Source:TERI Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2009: Summary of case studies

With the objective of providing safe drinking water to the backward villages in India, the Bank introduced Jalayoga -- a novel scheme to provide safe drinking water to remote rural villages dominated by SC/ST population. Under the scheme a deep tube well or open dug well is constructed and water is lifted to an overhead tank of adequate capacity. Enough pipelines are drawn to distribute water.

The project is implemented with active involvement of local community and panchayat officials. The project is handed over to a committee comprising of responsible citizens of the community, panchayat officials and members of the Bank branch. The maintenance and servicing of the facility is being carried out by this committee. The project is implemented by the Bank as a major stake holder in association with the local village panchayat/village development committees.

Outcome/Benefits: The success of Phase I had prompted the bank to introduce Phases II and Phases III. While Phase I saw 19 projects being commissioned with great success, Phase II saw 10 projects completed and enthused by the success, Phase III was envisaged with 12 projects at an outlay of Rs 36.00 lakhs.

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