TRF in partnership with Kumarappa Institute of Gram Swaraj has supported the building of rainwater harvesting structures in the fields of 8 farmers in the extremely arid region of Tonk district in the state of Rajasthan. Built just before the monsoons of 2016, the wells now report ample water. Farmers who were earlier only able to pump water into their fields for 90 minutes can now pump for almost 12 hours. This has improved their capacity for farm output significantly, and also been a major help in alleviating agrarian distress by increasing the availability of water in the wells in these low water table areas.
TRF has built well-recharge structures in low water table areas of Bharthala Gram Panchayat of Niwai Block in Tonk district of Rajasthan. TRF has covered a total of 8 marginalised families as its direct beneficiaries, who contributed their labour for the construction of infrastructure.
TRF is a core partner in the Gurgaon Water Forum which is tasked with conducting a situational analysis of the urban villages in Gurgaon and executing a community mobilizing plan, to address issues such as low water table and over-exploitation of underground water.
Gurgaon Water Forum is an initiative of Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) Transdisciplinary Cluster for Sustainability Studies. The group deliberates on how to ensure improvement in water availability, equitable access to drinking water, disposal and treatment and use of waste water. A team of two researchers; lead researcher Pravin Sankhwar and field researcher Mansi Sharma visited three target villages and conducted: