Rain Water Harvesting Structure:
Rain Water Harvesting Structure (RWHS) project is implemented at Jasdan, Halvad and South Gujarat in
association with Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), New Delhi.
The main objective of RWHS is to provide roof rain water harvesting tanks for those who have limited access to resources and enable families to independently store a safe, long term supply of safe drinking water without jeopardizing their livelihoods and health of families.
This project had also provided opportunities to demonstrate RWHS and educate rural community about benefits of it’s for improved health, hygiene and livelihood. The main component is RWH structures, for those who have limited access to resources, low caste status and poor financial conditions would enable them independently store a year long supply of safe drinking water and benefit by freeing up time that the women would spend collecting water.
The low cost options with equal strength and longevity available elsewhere are adopted after due consultation with the beneficiaries. It ensures safe drinking water during scarcity period.
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