Water Security on the Parched Lands of the Thar

by Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti


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.
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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


Water Security

Organization Information

Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India
Project Leader:
Samantha Chattaraj
Program Coordinator
Jodhpur, Rajasthan India

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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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