The Jansen Foundation is keen to assist in improving urban and rural sanitation in India to help improve the lives of many where simple necessities such as clean running water are often not available. We will be looking to help NGOs and charitable organisations in new and existing projects that can make a huge difference to the lives of people in urban and rural areas.
As millions of Indians migrate to cities, the demand for clean water and sewage treatment will grow five to seven times over the next ten years. The poor and vulnerable will continue to suffer the worst consequences of inadequate sanitation with ailing children, uneducated girls, loss of livelihood and declining income levels.
In India it is estimated that 17 percent of the urban population currently has no access to any sanitary facilities at all, while 50–80 percent of wastewater is disposed of without any treatment