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AVAILING DRINKING WATER BY RAINWATER HARVESTING CUM STORAGE TANK

Reliable access to water assures safe drinking water to the reach of community which is critical for their wellbeing. The recent drought that the Marathwada region has faced has brought to light a distinct lack of infrastructure for water storage. This leads to a dramatic reduction in agricultural productivity, as well as negative effect on the women in the village who must regularly walk and fetch water themselves and carry it back to their families. This Asia Initiatives’ program assisted by local partner, Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan, is targeting the Wavna village in Maharashtra, India to promote water conservation and accessibility through the construction of 4 rainwater harvesting cum storage tanks. Through the construction and maintenance of the 10,000-liter rainwater storage tanks, villagers will have regular and easy access to a reliable source of water, which they can use for both personal and agricultural purposes. These positive effects will reach 220 households in the region, or approximately 1150 individuals.

The participants earn SoCCs through cleaning of water tanks and assisting during the water conservation construction. SoCCs are redeemed for the funding of construction of 4 rainwater harvesting cum storage tank. 

 INITIATIVES

Environmental & Sustainability

LOCATION: Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India
LOCAL PARTNERS: Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan

PROJECT FEATURES:​​

  • Each household contributed 20 hours of rigorous labor for digging and construction

  • Proposed number of direct beneficiaries are1150 

  • This project will serve 220 households

  • All direct beneficiary households contributed financially towards the project

  • 4 community-based water management body has been formed for decentralized water governance

  • Construction of water conservation structures allows for storage of water to be later utilized. This is done by catching rainwater which can then be used for community festivals 

This project contributes to 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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