28 Taankas (underground rainwater cachement tanks) were built. Each Taanka holds 20,000 liters of water- sufficient for a family of 5 to 6 people for a period of 5 to 6 months. In an area of India that suffers from droughts, this makes a huge difference, particularly in times of crisis.
GRAVIS is compiling research for a report on the impact of drought on community health. This study will be part of an effort to train the community at large on how to stay healthy during a drought and what kinds of infrastructure (like Taankas) are key to surviving times of severely restricted access to water. Especially for impoverished communities, a shortage of water can be devastating.
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