| Ion Exchange tech helps water-starved
It is a model case of co-operation for other water-starved villages
in the rest of the country to draw inspiration from.
Tondsure Jagamwadi in Mahrashtra's drought prone Raigad district,
has taken the responsibility on itself to help create its own water
resource for safe drinking water and sufficient water resource for
It all started with a rainwater harvesting (RWH) project by NGO
SHARE at village Vihule Kond, near Mangaon in Raigad a few years
ago, for which pioneering water management company Ion Exchange
India Ltd. had provided technical consultancy. This participative
project where villagers contributed to shramdaan (voluntary labour)
resulted in the construction of rainwater harvesting ponds of 42-lakh
litres storage capacity. It's success was an example to nearby villagers
inspiring several of them to approach SHARE to start RWH projects.
Currently NGOs SHARE-SCESA are implementing similar projects at
10 villages in six other talukas of Raigad district.