Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT)

Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) was registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 by Dr Swami Rama in 1989. The aim of the trust is to serve under-privileged sections of the society. It is working in the areas of health care, education, training and research. Rural Development Institute (RDI) has been promoted by HIHT, to execute various programs in the development sector. It was established in 1991 and is working in the area of Water & Sanitation, Natural Resource Management, Health, Education and Livelihood sectors. The institute has covered more than 1200 villages. The organization has constructed more than 200 Water Supply Schemes & 12000 Sanitation Units in Uttarakhand region. Its work has been recognized by the Ministry of Water & Sanitation and has ranked at the fourth place. Some important projects executed by the trust for various funding agencies are given below: a) Swajal Project (World Bank and GoUK), b) Sector Program (SWAp) (World Bank and GoUK) c) Swachh Bharat Mission/ NBA/TSC (Govt. of India), d) National Rural Drinking Water Program (Govt. of India).

Proposal: Hans Jal Dhara_Pauri (April 2016 – March 2017)
The overall goal of the project is to improve quality of life through sustainable water supply, sanitation facilities and improve health & hygiene in 16 villages of Pauri Garhwal. It will implement an integrated project to provide safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, rain water harvesting and spring recharge treatment in 16 villages of Pauri Garhwal. The approach of the project will be demand-responsive, need based and community driven. It will ensure the active participation of community. It will be achieved through execution of three Community Action Plans, Technical Plan, Community Empowerment Plan and Contribution & Management Plan. These plan accords greater decision making powers to communities in the management of their schemes.

The main activities of the project are:
1. Implementation of drinking water schemes
2. Construction of rainwater harvesting structures
3. Construction of Individual sanitation units
4. Mobilization of community for support in construction and O& M activities
5. Recharge and rejuvenation of natural sources of water
6. Awareness generation among community

The project will be implemented in three phases as given below:
a. Planning Phase (6 months): 1. Information, Education & Communication 2. UWSC Formation 3. Geo-hydrological & Engineering Survey 4. Identification of beneficiaries & mobilization for sanitary items & rain water harvesting 5. Preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR) for water supply, rain water harvesting, spring-shed management, sanitation.
b. Implementation Phase (12 months): Construction of all planned activities as per DPR, Repair of existing water schemes, IEC & Capacity Building Health Camps, Capacity Building of UWSCs
c. Operation & Maintenance Phase (6 months): Establishment of Operation & Maintenance Systems, Capacity building of groups

Parvatiya Aranya Evam Vikas Sansthan

Parvatiya Aranya Sewa Evam Vikas Sansthan (PASS) was established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in the year 1997. It is a grassroots organization based at Pithoragrh which lies at Kaumaon division of Uttarakhand. Its vision is to improve the living conditions of marginalized and disadvantaged people thorough education, skills training, and livelihoods programs. Its working in the sector of education, water & sanitation, livelihoods and environmental conservation. It has successfully implemented various projects such as Sector Program for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Equine Welfare, Targeted Intervention and Family counselling programmes. The organization has received funding from various sources such as Swajal & Jal Sansthan, NABARD , UREDA etc.

Proposal: Hans Jal Dhara_Garur & Kapkot (April 2016 – March 2017)
The overall goal of the project is to provide safe drinking water, sanitation facilities and enhance the health and hygiene conditions in 12 villages of Bageshwar district. It proposed to implement an integrated plan to provide safe drinking water, sanitation unit, rain water harvesting solutions and spring recharge treatment plans in Garur and Kapkot blocks of Bageshwar district. It will work on construction and repair of water schemes, individual household’s toilets, roof water harvesting tanks and recharge of springs through forestation etc.

The major activities of the project are: 1. Community mobilization 2. Conducting Hydrological surveys 3. Watershed treatment plan/spring recharge plan 4. Construction of Rain Water Harvesting Tanks (RWHTs) 5. Provide sanitation facilities to individual households 6. Preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for drinking water schemes and their execution 7. Spring Recharge Treatment Plans Implementation strategy: PASS will directly implement the project through the mobilization of community, formation of Water Users and Sanitation committees (UWSCs) and School Management Committees(SMCs). During first six months, which is called the planning phase, a detailed technical report will be prepared for the entire scheme with the help of Gram Panchayats (GPs) and SMCs. Under implementation phase i.e. in the next 12 to 18 months, activities like repair & construction of water schemes, construction of new toilets for individual households, repair of existing toilets and construction of rain water harvesting tanks will be carried out. During the implementation phase, special attention will be given to Watershed treatment plan and spring recharge plan. Finally, during last 6 months, activities related to Operation and Maintenance (O&M) will be taken up. These activities will include capacity building of members of SMCs, GPs, UWSCs, Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Community.

Wockhardt Foundation

Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its programmes have made perceptible change in its areas of operations to the lives of the underprivileged. Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are nearly 106 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 18 states and doing yeoman service to rural India.

Major Achievements &/ Awards (Recent):

  • CSR Leadership Award presented by ABP News CSR Leadership Awards Feb 2016
  • Lions CSR Precious Award
  • Champion of WSIS Prize 2016 award for E-Learning Programme at Geneva, Global Awards May 2016
  • Outstanding Leadership Award by Nurturing the Future Foundation May 2016
  • Peace Leader of the year 2016 at 7th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs
  • Business Leadership Awards – July 2016
  • BT CSR Excellence Award in the category of Promotion of Healthcare – July 2016
  • Asia Healthcare Excellence Award, CMO Asia, August 2016

Proposal: Five Mobile Medical Units in Uttarakhand (October2017 – September 2018)

Wockhardt has proposed to manage five Medical Mobile Units (MMUs) as per THF commitment under MOU signed with Government of Uttarakhand. These units will cater to the health needs of the people living along the routes which has been proposed by government.
The objective of the programme is to ensure improved health services reaching doorsteps of people residing in unserved and underserved remote areas.

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Beyond Uttarakhand

The Hans Foundation’s ‘Uttarakhand 2020’ project will change the lives of millions in Uttarakhand. The Hans Foundation will actively advocate for and fund similar pilot projects in other states across India. This will facilitate awareness and adoption of best practices in other states. The Hans Foundation extends an open invitation to other NGOs and government agencies in the upcoming years to observe the results of this revolutionary project.