Every year Maharashtra faces severe drought situation just when the summers start. The lakes dry, the wells see their abyss and women and children go fetch water for 4 hours every day. This situation is man made. The severe drought is in north western region of Maharashtra, Jalna and Buldhana districts. The farms lay idle without cultivation and farmers can only wait looking up at the clouds.
The Government has taken measures by supplying water by tankers every day, 200 liters every household, but where do you think this water comes from? Yes its by exploiting the underground water reserves, digging wells and from lakes. These are short term measures and will quench our thirst today. But what about tomorrow ? Why should we wait for next situation to arise ?
Thus we initiated a project 'Rainwater Harvesting' in Deoulgaon Raja a village in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, India. We tied up with Panchayat Samiti and Grampanchayats of this region. If we can reach every household of this region with rainwater harvesting technique, more than five hundred lakh liters of water can be harvested every year. This will help to increase the level of ground water reserves. Villagers will have safe drinking water, farmers will irrigate their crops and children can study their favorite subject without wasting their time.