Our Activities

Environment Conservation & Waste Management


Environment has no limits. It is whole, continuous and indivisible.

Air, water, soil, rocks, plants; animals and humans are all part of environment. Environment also includes our neighbourhood, our village/town/city, our culture and society. Environment thus refers to both natural and human-made conditions. Our health, and the well being of the current and future generations is inextricably linked to the quality of our air, water, soils and biological resources. These resources are inseparable from our culture and inspire art and literature. Today many of these resources are overused, overexploited and seriously damaged due to our actions, and our eagerness to maintain our lifestyles. Every choice that we make has an impact on resources. Positive environmental action begins with a better understanding of the indivisible nature of the environment and its resources, and the complex inter-linkages and interrelationships and the importance of conservation, protection, and regeneration.

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HEALTH CONSERVATION


In India today, two deaths occur every three minutes from

tuberculosis (TB) but these deaths can be prevented with proper care and treatment, TB patients can be cured and the battle against TB can be won. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a Bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread through the air by a person suffering from TB. A single patient can infect 10 or more people in a year. To curb the menace, the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), based on the DOTS strategy, began as a pilot in 1993 and was launched as a national programme in 1997. By the end of December 2005, around 97% (about 1080 million) of the population had been covered under the programme, and the entire country was covered under DOTS by 24th March 2006. Axshya Project supports RNTCP in selected districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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HYGIENE & SANITATION



Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day. Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions. Children – and particularly girls – are denied their right to education because their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities. Women are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water. Poor farmers and wage earners are less productive due to illness, health systems are overwhelmed and national economies suffer. Without WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), sustainable development is impossible.

PROJECT 2

HEALTH CONSERVATION


Health for All

Ganga organization conducted HEALTH FOR ALL awareness programme with teachers and students of Baburam Sarasvati Devi Inter College. Ten teachers, 75 male students, and 63 female students participated in the programme.
Ms. Jyoti Verma, Program Coordinator spoke about health as a basic human right, while Mr. Manoj Kumar explained about the burden of Tuberculosis on the community and the role of students, teachers, and the school community to tackle the problem. The teachers and students present on the occasion asserted that the government should take the initiative to declare good health as a fundamental human right and vowed to be sensitive to the needs of those affected by Tuberculosis. Senior teachers’ proposed that Ganga Organization should run a campaign for pushing the issue into the election manifesto of political parties of the state and assured the support of the teaching community. The programme ended with a word of thanks to the Global Health Strategies who have organized the drive all over the world.


Health Conservation



Tobacco Control Program


Ganga team visited several schools in the Lucknow area to promote the tobacco control message. Intermediate and high school age students attended the program.
Mr. Ashish or Mr Tiwari welcomed all students and introduced the team. With the aid of a Power Point presentation and video clips, they spoke on various topics such as What is tobacco? What poisonous substances does it contain? And How does it affect our health and environment? Pamphlets about tobacco control awareness were distributed by the team.

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Water Sanitation Assets



Building Water Assets and Sanitation Facilities


Available fresh water is the life-blood of every liveable place on earth, whether it is an oasis or an island; where there is no useable water, there are no inhabitants. Our country is blessed with abundant ground water, but without proper management at all levels, this precious resource becomes the worst kind of poison. Maintaining the water supply is a major concern for all countries, but particularly for one as densely populated as India. A catastrophic situation would ensue if enough people were denied drinkable water, even for a few days. The best way to share the responsibility of managing our water supply is to place the onus on those who benefit from it. By seeking contributions from those who use the water systems and by placing the duty of operation, upkeep and maintenance in their hands, people come to appreciate these assets. Instilling a sense of ownership brings a sense of responsibility and a feeling of satisfaction and self-worth. Everybody wins.

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