Bangalore and its peri-urban areas are spaces where water and sanitation issues come up regularly. Individuals, communities, informal and formal service providers, and governments are working to provide solutions that address these issues. While some solutions like rainwater harvesting, wastewater treatment, and reuse are mandated, and there are numerous service providers, there is still a need to increase acceptance, document, share success stories, and encourage and catalyze further action. On the other hand, there are issues with the maintenance of stormwater drains, maintenance of STPs, and maintenance of lakes that citizens and government departments grapple with.
The grant enables individuals and organizations to address water and sanitation issues in their neighborhoods or any specific geography in Bengaluru and its peri-urban areas. The program will support the design and implementation of an idea over a year. If the sewage in your neighborhood flowing into lakes, falling groundwater tables, and dumping of sewage in the stormwater drain bothers you – here is an opportunity to take action and make a difference.