Help a drought prone village get access to water

Help a drought prone village get access to water

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Gangadevi is a resident of Banshipura village in Sambhar, Jaipur district. She lives in a joint family of 20 members. As rainfall is very scant in the area, the wells and handpumps become dry in summers. Gangadevi and her children walk close to 5 km every day to fetch water.

While a few wells were available in the village, the well owners harassed the poor families. Gram Chetna educated them on the benefits of having a tank where they could collect rainwater and use it during summer. Gangadevi, being an SHG member herself came forward for construction of the tank at her house.

After the construction of the tank, Gangadevi's family and her neighbors are very happy. The women now use the time saved productively to earn more for their family.

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People in the rural areas of Rajasthan experience acute problem of inadequate and unclean drinking water. The area is highly drought-prone and there is little rainfall during the monsoons. The fluoride content in water is high which makes the water undrinkable.

A poor family unable to afford the expense of installing a bore well has to travel 5 km for a bucket of water. Gram Chetna Kendra through this initiative provides tanks to these poor families to store clean drinking water. The water tanks that are constructed can be used for storing safe drinking water. Groups of families come together for building and sharing the use of the tank.

Gram Chetna Kendra helps with money and educates them on safe storage of water. The program proposes to help about 250 families a year. When you donate to this program, you will help 5 families get access to potable water.

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Gram Chetna Kendra
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Gram Chetna Kendra

Gram Chetna Kendra was formed by a group of socially conscious individuals of Khedi Milak district of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Piercing issues like droughts of educational, healthcare and government services plaguing the society ignited the hearts of the founders to channel their efforts towards people based development to ensure just and equal opportunities with minimum basic essentials for all and quality life for rural masses.

Working relentlessly for more than 30 years, their clouds of projects filled with streams of development have showered their services on 791 villages covering 11 districts of Rajasthan. Recognizing the various efforts of the trust towards bringing about literacy and social justice, the government of Rajasthan has honored them for outstanding contribution to the community.

Their determination for capacity building in the society involving promotions for breastfeeding garnered respect internationally when World Alliance for Breast Feeding Action (WABA), Malaysia, awarded them an Appreciation Certificate. Armed with numerous such recognition and achievements, the members of the trust have engraved their goals of rural population advancement through socioeconomic self-reliance for the deprived and poverty-stricken.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Om Prakash Sharma

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Area of Operation
Area of Operation

water | environment

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Location of Work
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Rajasthan

Gram Chetna Kendra has

provided support to 43 underprivileged children last year

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Awards And Recognitions

2014: Outstanding Technical Institute' Award

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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22 July, 2019

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Program Update

People in the rural areas of Rajasthan experience acute problem of inadequate and unclean drinking water. The area is highly drought-prone and there is little rainfall during the monsoons. The fluoride content in water is high which makes the water undrinkable. A poor family unable to afford the expense of installing a bore well has to travel 5 km for a bucket of water. Gram Chetna Kendra through this initiative provides tanks to these poor families to store clean drinking water. The water tanks that are constructed can be used for storing safe drinking water. Groups of families come together for building and sharing the use of the tank.

Gram Chetna Kendra helps with money and educates them on safe storage of water. The program proposes to help about 250 families a year. When you donate to this program, you will help 5 families get access to potable water. The construction made at a central point that nearby families can freely access the water tank as per their need. These families will collectively contribute in refilling and maintenance of water tank. , they can use water for their animals also by this they are saving time this saved time from fetching water in other household work and in productive works. The stored water can be used for a week on a nominal charge. In rainy season i.e. from July to September, these Tanks will be filled by the rain water through roof water harvesting by the pipeline fitted from roof to water tank.

Story from the field

Mamta Devi 28 years old is living in Gumanpura village. The family is living in very poor economic condition. There are 6 members in her family. Her husband’s name is Bhairu Ram. She has four Daughters named Nisha,Kajal,Sunita,Aayushi.

The area is experiencing drought situation from last few years. The area where Mamta Devi and her family live has heavy presence of fluoride content in water. Day by day water stratum is also going down and status of fluoride is increasing day by day. Non-availability of safe drinking water is also a big problem in itself. There is a huge problem of water scarcity. Family has to walk 1.5 km to fetch water for drinking and for other domestic needs. In the absence of safe drinking water, people especially female are bound to bring water from long distances. Due to shortage of water, they feel psychological burden, in winter people face hardship to bring water early in the morning, as they had to go for labour work in time so her daily labour work becomes affected due to water fetching. In the absence of proper storage facilities of water, the family is bound to store water in buckets and earthen pots. The name of the family was recommended by Self Help Group. Gram Chetna Kendra visited the family and evaluated their poor financial condition and hardships that they are facing before finalizing the family as Give India beneficiary. We helped them to construct a water tank, which can store water. We made them understand that after the construction of Tank, they can also store roof water during rainy season and in summer and winter season they can hire water tankers on pay offs, it is a common practice in this area. Through this water tank, people will save their time in fetching water and can use this time in other productive work. The construction of tank will also benefit other 4 nearby families; their names are Sushila devi w/o Raghunath Sunita Devi w/o Sita Ram, Archna Devi W/o Snjya Singh & Ratni Devi W/o Balu Ram .

The construction made at a central point that nearby families can freely access the water tank as per their need. These families will collectively contribute in refilling and maintenance of water tank. After the construction of the Tank, now all the 5 families are very happy, they can use water for their animals also by this they are saving time this saved time from fetching water in other household work and in productive works. The stored water can be used for a week on a nominal charge. In rainy season i.e. from July to September, these Tanks will be filled by the rain water through roof water harvesting by the pipeline fitted from roof to water tank. The family is very happy as now they can also help other nearby families for safe drinking water. Availability of sufficient drinking water will result in increased personal hygiene, cleanliness and healthy sanitation practices

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?32
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date160
Village/City/State where project is locatedSambhar Salt lake block
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19608000
Total Expenses for the project YTD608000

23 May, 2019

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The fluoride content in water in this area is very high thus making the water undrinkable. Any economically poor family is unable to afford the expense of installing a bore well. Thus they depend on storage of rain- water, purchase water or travel 2 to 3 kms for a bucket of water every day The construction benefits 5-6 families in the neighborhoods, these families will collectively contribute to the refilling and maintenance of the water tank. Hence this construction serves close to 45 members in one neighbourhood, The tank is a standard size with a depth of 10 feet and a diameter of 4.75 feet

Story from the field

Goga Devi 52 years old is living in Pachkodiya village. The family is living in very poor economic condition. There are 8 members in her family. Goga Devi husband’s name is Gaanesh Ram. She has four sons and two Daughters. The area is experiencing drought situation from last few years. The area where Goga Devi and her family live has heavy presence of fluoride content in water. Day by day water stratum is also going down and status of fluoride is increasing day by day. Non-availability of safe drinking water is also a big problem in itself. There is a huge problem of water scarcity. Family has to walk 1.0 km to fetch water for drinking and for other domestic needs. In the absence of safe drinking water, people especially female are bound to bring water from long distances. Due to shortage of water, they feel psychological burden, in winter people face hardship to bring water early in the morning, as they have to go for work in time. In the absence of proper storage facilities of water, the family is bound to store water in buckets and earthen pots. We helped them to construct a water tank, which can store water. We made them understand that after the construction of Tank, they can also store roof water during rainy season and in summer and winter season they can hire water tankers on pay offs, it is a common practice in this area. The construction of tank will also benefit other 4 nearby families; their names are Kanta devi w/o Shankar Lal, Sunita Devi w/o Pooranmal, Meera Devi W/o Mukesh & Komal Devi W/o Gullaram. The construction made at a central point that nearby families can freely access the water tank as per their need. These families will collectively contribute in refilling and maintenance of water tank. After the construction of the Tank, now all the 5 families are very happy. In rainy season i.e. from July to September, these Tanks will be filled by the rain water through roof water harvesting by the pipeline fitted from roof to water tank. The family is very happy as now they can also help other nearby families for safe drinking water. Availability of sufficient drinking water will result in increased personal hygiene, cleanliness and healthy sanitation practices

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date0
Village/City/State where project is locatedSambhar Block
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19494000
Total Expenses for the project YTD494000

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