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This project intends to help the local farmers to minimize the water problem in their village.
Phoolbari Village lies at about 2000 m. above the sea level and at the ridge top of the hill. With the water sources lying in the bottom of the hills, it suffers much during the dry seasons. People in the village are mostly farmers and most of them have Water-Buffaloes which they rear for the milk. It drinks lot of water (approx. 100 ltrs. a day). So, a normal villager uses almost about 200 Ltrs. water in a day for domestic purposes . For 20 Ltrs of water in a vessel called “Gagri”, women in the village spend lmost 45 minutes. Half a day, women lose just carrying water. Phoolbari Village has almost enough rainfall during the rainy season. So, rainwater harvesting
system is one of the best alternative and nature friendly. As the village is at the ridge top and the sources are down in the bottoms, there is a problem in pumping the water up due to the frequent power cuts, non-perennial sources and other reasons.