Water Security on the Parched Lands of the Thar

$1,935 $23,065
Raised Remaining


Assists the needy rural population in the Thar Desert region, India, in conserving runoff water from the limited rainfalls for a continuous supply of potable water in an exceedingly arid setting.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

GRAVIS works to provide water security to the Thar Desert communities in India. These areas lack water due to scanty rainfalls, interspersed with recurring droughts. GRAVIS seeks support in expanding its activities in two villages where getting potable water is a colossal challenge. The desert communities suffering from a constant threat of drought, deficiency and distress are the beneficiaries.

How will this project solve this problem?

If properly conserved, even very meager rain falls can supply water for several months. The main activity will be constructing rain harvesting structures: taankas (underground tanks) and beris (percolation wells) in the heart of the Thar Desert.

Potential Long Term Impact

Increased water storage capacity with improved and efficient water harvesting practices. 50% reduction in costs incurred on water during droughts. Improved health and hygiene.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,935

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,935 .  The original project funding goal was $25,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $1,935 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Project Leader

Samantha Chattaraj

Program Coordinator
Jodhpur, Rajasthan India

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