Fluorosis – Water Related Disease caused by excess of Flouride in drinking water.
Impact of Fluorosis:-
Skelatal fluorosis (Crippled Skeletal System – bone softening & twisted legs/hands),
Dental fluorosis (Staining , pitting of teeth & enamel damage)
More than 1 Lakh people directly affected in Nalgonda District alone due to fluorosis.
Most affected areas - Districts surrounding Hyderabad - Medak, Mahaboobnagar, Warangal , Nalgonda (Worst affected)
Our Club’s initiative
Rotary Club of Secunderabad West, with the support of other regional/international Rotary clubs, matching grant partners and Government agencies, has installed more than 111 RO Plants in RI District 3150.
We have been installing several Reverse Osmosis plant to provide Clean and Safe Drinking water in various towns, villages and Schools. Also the Ground Water in Nalgonda District contains very high Flouride content which causes the disease - Flourosis. There is no proper cure for this disease and people suffer life long with crippled arms and legs. Through installing Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants, Rotary is helping people to get access to Clean and Safe Drinking Water. RO plants are installed at the village level and school level.
There are two categories of the Reverse Osmosis project:-
a) Matching Grants
b) APSW School - 50:50 partnership with AP social Welfare department, Andhra Pradesh Government. Under this scheme, APSW society deposits 50% of the contribution to Rotary Seva Trust Account and balance 50% is given by any Donor which is deposited into Rotary Seva Trust (RST) account. RST executes and completes the project.
Please click on the following links to read the report on few RO Plant inauguration:-