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.
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.
Increased water storage capacity with improved and efficient water harvesting practices. 50% reduction in costs incurred on water during droughts. Improved health and hygiene.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti
Jodhpur, Rajasthan - India