The Sachetana Drinking Water Plus project implemented by the BAIF Institute of Rural Development (BIRD-K), in three districts of Karnataka, aims to solve the problem of endemic fluorosis in the region, by providing an alternate source of water and by improving the quality of groundwater.
This report is a mid-term assessment of the project in Mundargi taluk of Gadag district of Karnataka, undertaken to understand and document the decentralized fluoride mitigation strategy adopted in the project villages and to analyze the impact on the groundwater levels and water quality as a result of the project's efforts.
The study begins with a literature review of the subject of fluoride in drinking water, and has details of the project area, the project activities, the methodology adopted in the study, analysis of the the key observations / data collected and concludes with some recommendations going forward into the second phase of the program.
This work has been done by Poorva Gupta as part of her master's theses in collaboration with Arghyam and BIRD-K, and has been made available here with permission from the author.
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