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Wells and Water Supply
Wells are the permanent source of water in the villages. In the rain-afflicted areas in Western Rajasthan, wells make a stable support to the villagers in water consumption.
Through the mass operations conducted by the Trust, wells have been benefited in a big way. Through the projects like Base Flow Barriers and Dams, the Trust proved that there can be a solution to the persisting drinking water crisis in the state of Rajasthan. Through the efforts of the Trust, around 2553 wells have been benefited thereby, solving the drinking water problem of the concerned villages.
In addition, the Trust has offered tube wells to a number of villages and this has saved those villages during the extremities of summer. Water from the wells is supplied to the villagers through pipe lines and water tankers. The Trust sponsored around 50 hand pumps to the easy availability of water. In case of distant villages, drinking water is being served through tanker carts. The efforts of the Trust have solved the drinking water crisis of the villagers to a great extent, especially during the gone famine times.

Dams retain water and at the same time reinforce the land by making its surrounding more fertile and diluted. The Trust has constructed two Dams, namely Shithola and Relainadi and this has changed the whole economy of a dozen of villages including Rani, Khimel etc in Pali district

Shithola Reservoir
Fluoride level in the water was above permissible levels and this was raising threats to life in the village of Venpura. This has affected the villagers' bones and teeth. Government was forced to pay attention to the issue and for the time being, the villagers were provided with water supply from other places.

But, this was not a lasting solution. After realizing the plight of villagers, Kishore Khimawat promised to extend help towards them. The Trust addressed this issue and started the project called Shithola. The project dealt with constructing a Dam in the area so that water can be stored in the land and retained in high levels so that the fluoride levels could be brought down.

Soil was brought and heaped to create thick and large bunds of certain height, extending to near about 4.5 kilometers. This project was successful in restoring rainwater in an area covering 3000 bighas and if you visit this area today, you will be surprised to find large areas lying under water. Shithola project is located in the villages of Devatra, Venpura, Akadara and Khimel but benefit many more villages including Birami, Lapod, Anoopura, Bithura, Khimara, Khangdi-Bangadi and Chanod.

After the implementation, the project finds success in bringing down the fluoride element in water and this in fact aids the villages in all spheres of life. Now water is retained in the ponds for longer times, so that all the basic necessities are met and the surrounding area becomes more fertile and livable.

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