Rainwater harvesting empowering poor Bhal villagers. (TNN)
Ahmedabad: Not a raindrop that lands on a rooftop in Dholera is wasted -it is harvested and channeled into
tanks. If these underground tanks are full, residents fill up other smaller tanks to take care of their domestic water
needs for the year.
Savitaben Vasani of Khund village says “We have an underground water tank which stores 10,000 litres. This
year, with the good rains, the tanks were filled early and so we fill up big barrels, which are normally used for
diesel storage.” She says the harvested water is enough for her day-to-day needs for drinking and other domestic