Tharparkar Access to drinking water is so poor and only 47% of the population has access to drinking water. Data collected by FRDP shows that 60% of the households wait more than one hour for their turn to fetch drinking water on wells. 30% of the households spend 30 rupees for 2 rubber buckets of water. 85% of the households obtain water through camal/donkey leather organized state. 25% households get water through buckets carried by camel/donkeys which sometime take 2 days to fetch water.
District Tharparkar lies in 690 3" 35' to 710 7" 47' east longitudes and 240 9' 35" to 250 43' 6" north latitudes.85% of the households obtain water through camal/donkey leather organized state. 25% households get water through buckets carried by camel/donkeys which sometime take 2 days to fetch water in some areas. Women of 75% households engage in fetching water. These women have to travel 3km on average which consumes there 52% of the working hours that can be spent in any economic activity
Embarking upon this emergent need of Drinking water, the FRDP Pakistan will 10 deep Hand Pump & 10 water well in villages of Tharparkar. These wells will provide Safe Drinking water to 4900 persons of 20 villages at their doorsteps. The social life of villagers is also restricted due to lack of adequate water. This especially affects women, who are responsible for carrying water. Young children often have to forgo education due to responsibility of fetching water.
These water wells installed near to the village, the socioeconomic conditions of the people of tharparkar in general and women and children in particular, Due to scarcity of water and non existence of water resources in their own villages the women and children have to travel long distances daily to fetch water from far flung areas. The water wells dug will provide 4900 persons of 20 villages.