Providing access to water for drinking, livelihood and sanitation

Water, the backbone of human development and social advancement, is critical for the survival of all living beings. Water for life (drinking water) and water for livelihood (especially for agricultural purposes) are two critical ingredients for the existence of mankind.

Water supply and sanitation pose one of the biggest development challenges presently across the world and especially in India.
Tata Trusts are committed towards the goal of improving the quality of life. Improving access to safe, assured and adequate water for both drinking and livelihood purposes and environmental sanitation have been the key focus area for the Trusts. While the Trusts have been working towards improving the water and sanitation situation in the country, the urgent requirement of making a significant difference calls for a more rigorous intervention. In order to create a rapid and scalable impact, the Trusts have decided to approach the problem in a mission mode.


Tata Water Mission

In view of global crisis in drinking water sector, India too is facing challenges in providing safe drinking water to all, especially rural communities.


Diversion Based Irrigation

Diverting rivers or streams to irrigate farms is an age-old practice in India. With the promotion of automated irrigation systems and breakdown of rural governments, this traditional system fell into disuse.