Conclusion of Javavandh Rainwater Harvesting Project and Mansangh Vandh Well Project – India
This project has been completed under the direction of Samerth Charitable Trust. To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.
The project was to build two rainwater harvesting systems in Javavandh and a well in Mansangh vandh (hamlet) of Rapar Taluka, Gujarat, India.
Gazala Paul, Managing Trustee of Samerth, informs us that the two rainwater harvesting structures were built, and two wells were dug, to the benefit of 400 people of the Small Runn of Kutch.
There are 35 households in Javavandh and the population is around 200 people, including men, women, and children. An underground tank was built, with a capacity of 10,000 liters, to serve the community. The facility can now provide water to the people of Javavndh for a period of 40 to 60 days.
In addition, a rainwater harvesting system was constructed at Gaunthana village school where 50 children are enrolled. The school, located 7 Kilometers inside of the main village of Mangadh, now has access to pure drinking water. The regular supply of water is available for use by the general public as well.
Also, two dug wells were constructed at Gaunthana village, which is one of the last habitats near the Small Runn of Kutch. These wells now serve 35 households, with a population of 100 people living in the village, and 150 people from surrounding areas.
The dug wells are situated near a traditional village pond. The monsoon rainwater will recharge these two dug wells, and therefore the community will have access to water year-round. There is also ample water for the needs of the cattle.
We are grateful to Samerth Charitable Trust for completing the project, and again express our gratitude to The Soneva SLOW LIFE Trust and Positive H2O (+H2O) for providing the funding.