Abstract: Over 480 million people in India do not have access to safe drinking water. India has been ranked 133rd among 180 countries for its poor water availability (1880 cubic meters per person) by the United Nations. Lack of access to safe drinking water is a major cause of ill-health and loss of productivity. It is one of the major causes of life-threatening diseases among infants and children. Fetching water from far off places by women and girls is a burden, adding to their already long days of domestic hardship. Provision of piped water to homes and toilets lessens the burden for women and girls who fetch water from distant sources for household consumption. Water is a basic need of life to which every village has an inalienable right. More than 80% of households have no electricity connection and sanitation facilities are found in fewer than 5% of rural homes. Access is a particular constraint, especially in the central, hilly area of the state. In the 21st century, rural communities are far away from getting their most basic needs. We aims to ensure that all homes in rural/tribal areas have access to uninterrupted, protected piped water supply. Rural areas have long been subject to an uneven development process where piped water supply to individual homes has never been seriously considered by the government. In this project we tried to contribute to help those rural people to get potable water economically, by using sustainable gravity flow system. The result shows that alternative we suggest is feasible system over pumping lift system.
Keywords: drinking water, life threatening diseases, no electricity, piped water.