India has traditionally been dependant on the monsoons for its water needs.
However, changing climate patterns have disrupted the monsoons and the country is facing acute water shortages in both urban areas where the water table is being depleted at an alarming rate and also in rural areas which have been historically devoid of sustainable water solutions.
We are committed to the endeavour of installing water management techniques in both rural and urban areas, using traditional techniques such as “Johad” watersheds with modern optimisation and rainwater harvesting in small urban catchment areas.
Rainwater harvesting in urban environments has proven to be historically difficult, and close structures combined with paved roads prevent the replenishment of Aquifers.
Governments all over the country are taking note of this now, and Tamil Nadu has already made it mandatory for all buildings.
Ever since the green revolution, the country has seen a massive shift towards using groundwater for large-scale irrigation instead of a planned initiative to redirect surface waters for these purposes.
There is a huge stress on the water table of farmlands all over the country, and water levels in major cities have fallen dramatically as seen in the delhi water crisis. this is alarming.
Groundwater is the biggest source of water for domestic use across the country. Wells, tubewells both are extensively used for irrigation and domestic use. But, exploitative use of the water and other practices have lead to a disastrous downward trend in groundwater levels. This can especially be seen in the North-Western "Grain Belt" and the South Eastern cotton belt.
We can reverse this trend, however, by replenishing the Aquifers through Recharge. This may be achieved by artificially constructed chambers known as Recharge Pits that facilitate the percolation of water back to the water table. Water bearing formations or Aquifers are identified and recharge pits are built around them to specially replenish their water content through rainfall and seepage.