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Changa Pani

Groundwater in Bhalwal, a Tehsil of Sargodha district, is 99 per cent polluted, says Dr Ghazanfar-Ullah, the medical superintendent of THQ hospital. The community living in city reported serious health issues as a result of lack of water and sanitation services in the area. Nazir Ahmed Wattoo, a social activist, says poor implementation of development projects by the government agencies has led to failure of water and sanitation schemes. If the community was involved and consulted before the planning process, the problem could be solved. Changa Pani Programme, which is an integrated water supply and sanitation project, is an example of local community's involvement in planning process. Changa Pani Programme aimed to provide affordable water and good quality sanitation services with the partnership of community, civil society and the government. Raja Taimur Hassan has the story...

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