4481224736_6a0e5954e0Background:

Water scarcity has become a serious problem in recent days. Ground water level is reaching alarming levels due to excessive usage for agriculture and domestic purposes. Rain water harvesting is a good solution to increase the ground water level. Jalabharati is a group of like-minded people that is working for this cause.

Objectives:

  • To create  JalaSaksharatha (Education),
  • JalaJagriti (Awareness), and
  • JalaSamrakshan (Conservation) among students, teachers, farmers and general public.

Volunteering opportunities:

  • Constructing percolation ponds, recharging ground or open wells and bore wells though rooftop rainwater harvesting structures.
  • Showcasing models for rainwater harvesting at schools, houses, and  temples for public awareness
  • Rejuvenation of defunct open wells/bore wells maintaining cleanliness in and around public water sources such as tanks, open wells and bore wells.
  • Conducting land-water survey -finding out the causes for water scarcity in the region- adopting suitable measures to tackle the issues.
  • Rejuvenation of traditional rainwater harvesting structures
  • Use of fewer chemicals in agriculture. Less dependence on bore well water and encouraging inorganic farming
  • Planting local samplings to allow the rainwater to infiltrate into ground

Impact/Statistics:

  • Organized 4state level workshops to train the people in the field of water conservation
  • 128 awareness programs
  • 784 teachers, 7,464 students, 3570 farmers and general public participated in the programs.

 Locations: Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Manipal, Udupi and other places

Volunteering opportunity:

  • Harvest rainwater at your workplace / home
  • Organize awareness campaigns and showcase models for rainwater harvesting at schools, residential areas, temples
  • Plant local samplings to allow the rainwater to infiltrate into ground
  • Involve as a volunteer in rejuvenation of traditional rainwater harvesting structures in rural areas
  • Conduct land-water survey to findout the causes for water scarcity in the region- adopting suitable measures to tackle the issues.
  • Involve in awareness activities as a resource person
  • Visit villages and give a demo on rain water harvesting to farmers
  • Create literature related to water harvesting such as articles, slogans, songs etc.,

Contact:
Jalabharathi
Dr. Narayana Shenoy K. 94810 19816
Email:[email protected]
Website: www.jalabharathi.com