-Phurba Sange Moktan
Bhagwati Gurung, Makurmadi, Pathariya-9 also hesitated to visit her parent’s. She used to face problems like changing colour of clothes while washing. They were also suffering frequently from the public health problems like conjunctivitis, fever, rashes, jaundice and diarrhoea. But after introducing a biosand technology, villagers are being relieved from the problem. In different places of Jhapa namely Birtamod, Sharanmati, Surunga and Panchgachhi are nowdays producing biosand filter by community people themselves for which the credit goes to two organizations, ENPHO and CAWST. Eight months ago, 14 people received training on “Water Purification and Construction of Biosand Filter”; and some of them are now introducing it professionally in their communities.