Chandan just after bathing in the bathroom at his home in Lunduriguda village which has clean running tap water as provided by Gram Vikas as part of its work on water and sanitation.
Gram Vikasâ€™ founders came to Orissa in the early 1970s as student volunteers to serve victims of a devastating cyclone. Their extensive activism and relief work motivated them to form Gram Vikas, which was registered on January 22, 1979, and currently serves more than 3,89,333 people in 1196 habitations of 25 districts in Odisha.
Through its direct outreach programmes Gram Vikas works in 943 villages across 23 districts covering 59,132 families of which 39% are adivasis, 14% are dalits and the remainder are from general castes, mostly poor and marginal farmers. The work is concentrated in the South and South Western parts of the state and two districts in the north.
From Majority World - Gram Vikas