Water literacy

  • 14/04/2001

In the parched region of Saurashtra, Gujarat , the Saurashtra Lok Manch, a voluntary organisation, has recharged more than 300,000 wells and tubewells. The organisation has been trying to create water literacy among the masses and motivate them to actively take up recharging of wells. Recharging wells is easy, inexpensive and requires very simple technology. Water from a nearby rivulet or drain is led through a plastic pipe to a pit, where it gets filtered through layers of sand powder, uncrushed sand and crushed stone. A pipe then takes the water to the well.

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