SANKALPA RURAL DEVELOPEMNT SOCIETY is now promoting various rain water harvesting and
recharge methods in four states of India, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra and Punjab.
Rain water harvesting through direct bore well recharge is the only and permanent solution for underground water problem. The Direct bore well recharge is SRDS's exclusive solution to revive the wells. SRDS uses a cost-effective method to permanently replenish water in dried-up bore wells, and with a 100% success rate. How does it work? Due to severe depletion of groundwater, many wells are running dry. Instead of allowing them be rendered useless, we convert them into useful recharge structures. Through a series of trenches, piping and filters, rainwater is moved from the catchment area--such as a pond--to the underground aquifer or well. This method can help restore wells that have been dry for years to a normal, healthy level. The following are the various steps in the process of implementation of a bore well recharge structure: The direct bore well recharge technique thus gives the farmer with enough water for agricultural purposes. This significantly improves his livelihood & helps the agricultural sector overcome the challenge of water-scarcity. It also contributes to an over-all improvement of the water situation in the world.
Implementation of SRDS's direct bore well recharge technique results in a substantial increase in the quantity of water-output from the bore well. We have even revived completely dry bore wells and the same now meet agricultural requirements of farmers. Quality improvement: Recharging the underground water-tables with naturally purified rain-water results in lower proportions of totally Dissolved Solids in the underground water-tables and aquifers. The bore well's water thus loses its hardness and is a lot purer and sweeter.
Natural: SRDS makes use of only natural and locally available materials to implement its direct bore well recharge technique.
Cost-effective: The use of only locally available natural resources means implementation of a bore well recharge structure costs considerably lesser than getting a new bore well which is the nearest alternative to our service.
Permanent: The recharge technique is permanent in nature. A bore well once recharged by SRDS shall not go dry. On the contrary, there shall be noticeable improvements in the quantity and quality of water-output from the bore well year after year as subsequent rain-falls only recharge the underground water-tables further each time.
Water-conservation: Apart from providing water-solutions to our direct beneficiary, the implementation of our technique involves the storage of natural rain-water in the eco-friendliest of ways i.e. in earth's natural reservoirs (water-tables and aquifers). Conservation of water in such a manner will benefit future generations on an immeasurable scale.
Flexibility & Scalability: The technique is extremely customization-friendly and can be scaled and replicated on any bore well anywhere in India and the world.
Employment Generation:For the implementation of each project, SRDS hires local man-power. SRDS makes use of the services of community organizers (who are on a monthly pay-roll), machine-operators and skilled/unskilled labourers who are paid as per norm.
The direct bore well recharge technique thus gives the farmer with enough good quality water for agricultural purposes. This significantly improves his livelihood helps the agricultural sector overcome the challenge of water-scarcity. It also contributes to an over-all improvement of the water situation in the world.
Apart from providing water-solutions to our direct beneficiaries, we contribute toward storage of water for use by future generations. We do so by storing natural rain-water in the natural underground aquifers and water-tables. Increasing water tables, increasing test of water.
SRDS Nominated top 05 NABARD Rural Innovation Award in 2012
Best Civil Society Sustainability Project award from FICCI
Best water harvesting NGO from water digest Pvt comp Delhi.
Karmveer Award from Sri Sattya sai Trust Mumabi