There are many villages in Jawhar Block, District Thane (Maharashtra) where the people are facing water scarcity problems during summer. Mostly women have burden to fetch water .They are spent much time to bring water. In summer when end of potable water in their village very critical conditions women are facing. They wondering to search water long distance from their dwelling up to 3 to 5 K.M.There is no surety they will get clean water. It causes much water born disease. Hence “National Rural Research and Development Association” (NARAD) take initiative in this issue and start to work in water scarcity Village. The NARAD organizing community meeting in that village and find out why they are facing water scarcity problem. Mostly such villagers are getting water from other villages which are 2 to 3 K.M. away from their dwelling during summer.
The Project has been successfully initiated in following village
1) Dongarpada 2) Ambepada 3) Kamadipada 4) Solepada 5) Khandipada 6) Khorichapada
Dongarpada -(NARAD) taken initiative in this issue and start to work for Dongarpada Village. The NARAD organised community meeting in that village and understood why they are facing water scarcity problem. All these villagers were got water from other villages which are 2 to 3 K.M. away from their dwelling during summer. We see all sources of drinking water and made survey through technical expert of KARM, Mumbai. Prepared a suitable proposal and presented to Mumbai Giving Circle which was organised by Give India, Mumbai. A group of donor were committed to support this project.
The Dongarpada village is 15 K.M.away from Jawhar block and situated on the top of hill. People were facing water scarcity during summer even there were 4 well existed. One well was completely collapsed and other three were under repairing. In monsoon season full of water were stored in well, but it was leaking slowly due to collapsed of plaster of inner side of the well. Also there were no any obstacle existed to stop underground and surface water, hence all water were flow straight.
Following Acivities were Implemented
1) Karm Type Bund
2) Subsurface & up surface Bund
3) Construction of New wel
4) Well Repairing
5) Water Absorption Trench