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    Praveen Kumar ( GRAVIS ) 5 Months after completion 8 Jul, 2013

    Serving to Community and their livestock

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    3 Taanka is being completed in the Reen. Beneficiary is using the Taanka as storage tank too. In last few weeks, it was good rain in Rajasthan, due to which beneficiaries have collected 10,000 liter water in the Taanka. They are able to meet the drinking water requirement for themselves and livestock

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Jan, 2013 Implementation Phase
    Praveen Kumar ( GRAVIS ) 2 Months after start 28 Jan, 2013

    Taanka Super Structure constructed Beneficiary Amna Khatun w/o Nasaruddin

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The super structure of Taanka has been completed. The silt catcher of Taanka has been also constructed. The silt catcher will help the entry of clean water from catchment area into the Taanka by simple process of sedimentation & decantation.

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    Praveen Kumar ( GRAVIS ) About 1 Month after start 18 Jan, 2013

    Taanka superstructure in progress Beneficiary Amna Khatun w/o Nasaruddin

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The taanka superstructure construction is in progress. The structure is made of stone & cement. The beneficiary is contributing as a labour for the construction of Taanka.

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    Praveen Kumar ( GRAVIS ) About 1 Month after start 29 Dec, 2012

    Pit Digging Complete of Beneficiary Amna Khatun w/o Nasaruddin

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Pit digging has been completed by the beneficiary Amna Khatun w/o Nasaruddin

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    Praveen Kumar ( GRAVIS ) About 1 Month after start 21 Dec, 2012

    Pit Digging for Taanka started for beneficiary Umati w/o Jamalddin

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Ongoing Pit Digging for Taanka Construction of size 10' x 10' for the beneficiary Umati w/o Jamalddin

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    Dean Forbes ( PhotoPhilanthropy ) 1 Day after start 21 Nov, 2012

    Visit and photos by PhotoPhilanthropy volunteer Dean Forbes

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    We made a late-afternoon visit to the village and family of the farmer Nasarradin, who had just begun digging the taanka that will be supported by this Gravis project. He and his brother used pick ax and shovel to break the hard ground. Nasarradin's wife, Amnakhatum, carried off the dirt in a large metal bowl on her head.

    We saw evidence that using lime as mortar will not work as first envisioned, and Gravis has decided proceed using cement instead. The salinity of the groundwater erodes lime, as we saw in another rainwater storage structure in the village. Plus, the lime mill, also under construction, is too far away to make transport of lime plaster practical.

    I applaud Gravis's flexibility and commitment to helping the people of this village.

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    Praveen Kumar ( GRAVIS ) 1 Day after start 21 Nov, 2012

    Field visit at Reen Village, Baap - Day 3 (21.11.12)

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    At 2:30 P.M we (Dean, Praveen, Shrikant) departed for Reen village (one of our project villages). On the way we quickly visited Salt Mines and understood the process of salt making. Reen village is the salt mining belt and the whole area has salt deposits, the underground water is salty and unfit for drinking. No agricultural land and only source of living is livestock and labour work in salt mines. We visited the site where new Taanka has to be constructed, the pit digging of Taanka was going on which was dug up to 4-5 feet. We interacted with the beneficiary named Amna Khatun w/o Nasraruddin. The Taanka would be shared by 3 families benefitting 25 individuals. We discussed with them that the Taanka will be constructed of lime to make it durable for years. But they insisted to construct it with cement instead of lime, reason behind was failure of a lime Taanka constructed near to their house. The villagers insisted us to visit the lime Taanka and explained that due to percolation of salty water from the walls of the Taanka, the plastering collapsed and taanka became non functional. We tried to understand the reason behind the failure of lime taanka and came to know that the Taanka was 100 years old and only dysfunctional from last 5-6 years because people nearby have dug bore wells and water has percolated from the bore wells to the taanka and made the water salty (as said by the villagers). Photographs were taken by Dean of the field work. We returned back to our Kalron centre at 7:30 P.M.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 20 Nov, 2012 Preparation Phase

new taanka

Impact

Funding

Funded:
$1,090
Community:
$727
$1,090:
Arghyam

Plan/Proposal