Water and Sanitation Projects
The Water and Sanitation Program is one of the main programs undertaken by the Department. Through this program, the Department ensures adequate supply of safe and clean drinking water in the Tibetan settlements, schools, monasteries, nunneries, etc. Provision of safe and clean drinking water, in addition to clean and hygienic sanitation facilities, constitutes a major factor in the promotion of public health in the exile community.
Provision of safe drinking water and clean sanitation facilities commonly includes the following: construction of water tanks; drilling of bore wells; water management training; laying of water pipeline; construction and renovation of toilets, bathrooms, drainage, septic tanks and garbage disposal; provision of water filtration tanks and treatment plants like Reverse Osmosis plant (RO), etc.