Dahod and Banswara districts receive adequate rainfall. However, in the project villages, a high rate of runoff resulted in low groundwater availability for the tribal communities.
The project developed a community managed, sustainable, rural water supply model, aimed at resolving issues around drinking water at the local level. A community based, water supply system was set up to provide safe water to people throughout the year. This was done by tapping the existing water harvesting structures and renovating open dug wells. The capacity of the community to manage their drinking water systems was also enhanced. Health and hygiene were two other important areas the project focused on.
- One rooftop rainwater harvesting structure was constructed.
- Around 10 open wells were constructed.
- Around 15 public stand posts were constructed.
- Over 40 families were motivated to construct bathroom cum toilets.
- The community contributed over Rs. 18 lakh towards the water and sanitation initiatives