Drinking water is the first priority plan

      With the support of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the International Fund for Agricultural Development under the “Community-based Agricultural Support Project” implementation by the State Enterprise “Project Management Unit “Livestock and Pasture Development” was established Village Organization in January 2020 in Chuyanchi village, Vahdat Jamoat of Devashtich district. Chuyanchi VO members jointly developed Community Action Plan for 5 years, one of the most important priorities of which was to provide drinking water supply line for Chuyanchi villagers.

As Chuyanchi VO Chairman, Toshov Mazbud, mentioned, the village population have been suffering from the lack of drinking water for many years. In order to supply households with the drinking water, women and children carried water from a distance of 500-1000 meters manually, or with donkeys and cars. Queuing and waiting took a lot of women and children time. Some women were engaged in carrying water instead of raising children or doing housekeeping activities. Most of the population had built 6-10 ton reservoirs at home to store drinking water. The reservoirs were filled with water trucks. Each water truck service costs 100-120 TJS and this water is used for 1 month. Within a month, water contaminates.

Fortunately, after Project implementation, village population problems have been eliminated, currently 1987 people of Chuyanchi village provided with drinking water. 60 water points have been installed in the village. The completed work result is that the residents access to drinking water has completely changed. The health of village population has also improved, infectious diseases caused by dirty water eliminated. In addition, people have been able to grow agricultural crops, such as potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers, on their personal lands and provide their families and local markets with fresh products from the harvested crops.

It is worth noting that obtained results under Project implementation contribute to achieving one of the main strategic goals of the Republic of Tajikistan - Ensuring food security.

Kutbiddin Ilyosjon

Community Development Consultant in Devashtich district

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