This project was an initiative conceived by students from the National Institute of Technology-Karnataka, who started a group called Sparsh in collaboration with Gajani Foundation. The project sought to ensure water security in a coastal village with high saline intrusion. Arghyam‘s role in this project partnership was to promote community rainwater harvesting so as to provide potable water to the people.
Sparsh is an initiative by the students of National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK), which aims at developing a rural region by linking it with a team of NGOs and sponsors, to realize an economically feasible and sustainable idea. NITK, started in 1960 and located in Karnataka. http://www.nitk.ac.in/
The Gajani Foundation was established to undertake socio-educational programmes for creating awareness among women and other socio-economically disadvantaged sections of the people. The organisation also looks to promote/conduct programmes of health promotion, prevention of disease, environmental protection, alternative systems of medicine; and sustainable living practices. http://gajani.org/