As a part of Safe Water Network’s Rainwater Harvesting Initiative, we partnered with Bhoruka Charitable Trust to oversee our program to introduce household Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting to 55 villages in Rajasthan. We created household kunds and refurbished existing community kunds to bring safe water to 16,732 individuals in the villages of district Churu (block Rajgarh) of Rajasthan.

This initiative has improved the daily life of women and children who had spent much of their day fetching contaminated water from great distances. To date, we have developed 1022 rainwater harvesting kunds, of which 982 are individual household kunds (built in two phases), and refurbished 40 community kunds.

Headquartered in Jaipur, BCT is a Social Service Institution incorporated in 1962 under the Public Charitable Trust Act by Shri P D Agarwal to “uplift the underprivileged” through the physical, social, cultural, and economic development of rural people and institutions in the states of Rajasthan, Karnataka and Telangana. The organization focuses on issues related to water, health and sanitation for improving the overall development of the community.

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The Taj Mahal is located here, yet many in Uttar Pradesh suffer from unsafe water.