Mon, Jun 26, 2017 | updated 07:12 PM IST

Hans Foundation installs water ATMs to improve sanitation in Noida's Khora village

Updated: Jul 26, 2016 13:33 IST      
Hans Foundation installs water ATMs to improve sanitation in Noida's Khora village

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): The Hans Foundation, an independent charitable trust fund, has announced 'Nirmal Khora Village' a program initiated to improve the sanitation, waste disposal and drainage system at Khora village, ' Asia's biggest labour colony'.

The project is designed to improve the overall condition of Khora village and provide a better quality of life to its residents.

The CEO, The Hans Foundation, Lt Gen S. M. Mehta (Retd) along with Honb'le Minister of State - External Affairs, Govt. of India, Gen. V K Singh (Retd) inaugurated the program and addressed the residents of Som Baazar, Adarsh Nagar, Khora Colony.

Khora Village is not regularised and is marred with improper waste management, sanitation and drainage system.

To provide clean drinking water to the residents of the village, 5 water ATMs have been installed.

The Water ATMs come with a capacity of 75,000 litres of water per day and will give people access to high quality safe drinking water at the most competitive nominal charge in the area.

The ATM's operate as cashless vending machines for dispensing water and are powered on both electricity and solar mode. Beneficiaries use a rechargeable smart card to draw out water from the kiosk. This can cater up to 750 households per day per machine.

Sanitation, waste disposal and drainage has been a bigger problem in the Khora Village. There is a total absence of waste management in the area with no waste pickers, most drains remain blocked with foul water overflowing on the streets as well as sometimes get into the houses which poses a serious health threat.

The problem compounds in the rainy season. To deal with the issue, The Hans Foundation will introduce waste management in the two selected area of the Khora Colony wherein arrangement would be made to buy rickshaws and hire local people to pick the waste, segregate it and arrange it to be disposed.

Making the announcement, Lt Gen. S. M. Mehta, CEO, The Hans Foundation said, "We believe that every individual has the right towards basic amenities like clean drinking water, sanitation and a conducive environment to breathe. Our efforts will also involve lot of community mobilization, awareness and involvement of local bodies. The idea is to create a model in this cluster and replicate it in other parts of Khora to transform it from an urban slum to a model colony."

In the first phase, The Hans Foundation (THF) will be providing water and sanitation services to 5000 houses in the selected cluster of Khora Village and after the success of the initial phase, the foundation will expand reach in other parts of the village. (ANI)

Beat the blues away with spirit and spice

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 14:14 IST      By: Somdatta Saha

New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): If you are in no mood to get high on something hard or bored with the same cocktails on the menu, then take a sigh of relief.

Full Story >>

In most low-income places, handwashing with soap is rare

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 13:53 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 26 (ANI): A recent research has found that most families in the low-income countries don't have soaps at their homes.

Full Story >>

Femina Miss India 2017 gets its winners

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 12:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Femina Miss India 2017 has finally got its three new faces, with the glamorous finale last night.

Full Story >>

Social support makes retirement easy for gay men, lesbians

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 12:16 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 26 (ANI): Gay men and lesbians, who feel socially supported, feel more secure about their retirement than heterosexual adults, a recent research has found.

Full Story >>

5 apps to book your monsoon travel

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 20:13 IST     

New Delhi [India], Jun 25 (ANI): The monsoon is approaching the parts of the country swiftly and building a pleasant and pleasing environment for people to hit the roads.

Full Story >>

Digitisation of handmade industry is finally here

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], Jun 25 (ANI): India is essentially a hub, when it comes to the creation of handmade products, a category which is extremely extensive and is known to include a myriad of skills, such as gold designing, creation of customised luxury products like leather articles, cosmetics, metal-crafted items, much beyond the commonly referred handicraft and textile products.

Full Story >>

Find out if you're dating a commitment phobe!

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 15:41 IST     

London [UK], June 25 (ANI): Getting into a serious relationship is itself a major decision. But what if your partner falls into the most dreaded of all dating categories - commitment phobic?

Full Story >>

Children drinking non-cow milk little shorter than peers

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 12:06 IST     

New York [US], June 25 (ANI): A new study suggests drinking non-cow milk- soy, almond or rice milks - is linked to shorter kids.

Full Story >>

Even if you exercise, prolonged sitting is harmful: Study

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 11:00 IST     

New York [US], June 25 (ANI): The harmful effects of too much sitting are clear. A new research now shows prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.

Full Story >>

New York [US], June 25 (ANI): A team of scientists has found ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common.

Full Story >>

Millenials use public library the most: Study

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:12 IST     

New York [US], June 25 (ANI): It might sound unreal but a recent report suggests those selfie-snapping, blog-posting millennials are the generation most likely to visit a public library.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): After mesmerizing Delhiites with its energetic vibe, delectable food and spectacular ambience at CP, Hauz Khas and Nehru Place, 'Lord of The Drinks - Barrel House' is now all set to pulsate the vibes of the residents of Gurgaon.

Full Story >>

Here's why following a friend in a car is risky

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:21 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 24 (ANI): Drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously, according to a recent study.

Full Story >>

Here's why you should be yourself at work

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 16:30 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 24 (ANI): When it comes to your career, you may want to come out of the closet, according to a recent study.

Full Story >>

Here's why you should let your kid finger-count

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:44 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 24 (ANI): Turns out, this little piggy can make you a whole lot better at math. According to a recent study, counting on the fingers is the best way to learn.

Full Story >>

Brisk walk your way to Alzheimer's prevention

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:23 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 24 (ANI): Want to keep Alzheimer's disease at bay? According to a recent study, you may want to put on those walking shoes and head to a park.

Full Story >>

When victims become assaulters

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:05 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 24 (ANI): Turns out, boyhood violence victims are more likely to commit similar acts on their intimate partners.

Full Story >>

Maybe sex doesn't sell after all

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 17:39 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 23 (ANI): The ad world has sworn by the old cliche "sex sells" for years, but it turns out, this might not be all that accurate.

Full Story >>

Iftar treats to enjoy this Ramadan

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 14:07 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): "Ramadan is, in its essence, a month of humanist spirituality," observes Swiss philosopher Tariq Ramadan.

Full Story >>

Training while it's raining: What to wear while it rains

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:58 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): The rain outside should not be an excuse to skip your daily work outs. All you need to do is put on the right gear.

Full Story >>