In India, only 25% of households have access to clean water.

Frequent handwashing with soap is one of the best and simplest ways to prevent the spread of diseases like Covid-19, only 1 in 4 households in India have clean water at home, making it harder to protect themselves.

In support of WaterAid’s campaign to bring water to homes across India, players such as WV Raman, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hashim Amla, Rory Burns, Morne Morkel, and several others have been trying their hand at defending the wicket with WaterAid’s specially designed bat. This bat is just a quarter of the size of a standard cricket bat and it conveys the challenges people face while trying to defend themselves against COVID 19 with inadequate access to water.

 

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See how the cricketers got on with their quarter-length bats:

 

Every year nearly 200,000 people die in India due to lack of access to clean water.

Source: Composite Water Management Index, 2018

By 2030, the demand for water is expected to exceed supply by 40%.

Source: The 2030 Water Resources Group Report

As much as 70 per cent of India’s water is contaminated due to lack of water management

Source: Composite Water Management Index, 2018

What WaterAid does?

While we work on the ground to ensure safe and equitable drinking water for vulnerable and marginalized communities, our work also ensures the provision of community-based piped water supply systems, rainwater harvesting & groundwater recharge structures. This helps millions of people across the country by bringing about long-lasting change. Besides this, we are also installing taps and ensuring accessible hygiene facilities in schools, urban areas, and thousands of villages across the country. Due to the strength of our independent research & analysis, we are able to work with government stakeholders to influence policy at the local, state, national and global level.