By syed Aftab Hussain Bukhari - Executive director
Dec 2011 – Feb, 2012 Report
Himalayan Rural Support Program HRSP
Project Title: Rain Water Harvesting for 100 Household in Union Council Degwar Haveli Azad Kashmir
Current Project Activity REPORT Dec.2011-Feb. 2012
After the selection of beneficiary household from the proposed Union Council with their detailed profile followed by assigning the responsibilities to make this need based project more useful.
Appropriate designs with maximum rainwater harvesting capacity, were identified by the Engineer.
Market Survey and analysis have been completed for purchasing Rainwater harvesting packages. Each package includes the following items
Water tanks PVC 400 gallons
PVC pipe 2″ radius length 9ft
CGI Sheets L=10ft & W=4ft
Cost fluctuations were recorded in this reporting period from the suppliers where as contracts for supplies will be signed upon the availability of funds.
Local community has pledged to contribute their share in installation of each package. This was noticed that the community need is very urgent and the response from Global Giving is a bit slow. We hope to get fund soon to response.
We have submitted our fund reimbursement form to Global Giving and waiting for funds transfer to HRSP given account.
iv) Project Proposed Activities
Hiring of project staff
Training of Masons and community volunteers
Making 100 house’ roofs able to harvest rain water
Construction of 100 water ponds
Hygiene and sanitation trainings for the people especially mothers and fathers of children of age less than five
The proposed Project area receives 1500 mm rain/year which can be stored and we want to modify house roofs which are made up of CGI sheet to store rain water and to construct water ponds it will be done by training of local people who will build such roofs. Some of them have already CGI sheet roofs to modify in Rain water harvesting enables. Sites for water ponds construction and the process of community mobilization has also been initiated and got a good acceptance and appreciation. It will bring the people out of grab of rare water. It is hoped to have the Project area open defecation free (ODF) by implementation of this Project and the health of women and children will be improved in particular and the general public as a whole. When we identified this need from Union Council Degwar the local community altogether were very thanks full upon, because they need water for vegetable growing, cattle raring, using in Toilets, washing clothes, Constructing houses and a good sanitation. Because this area is water scares. Local poorer communities are waiting for this marvelous response from the donors to meet the dire need and provide an opportunity to say thanks.
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