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Dholka - A Step towards water Sustainability

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Approximately 30 kilometers from the City of Ahmedabad is a town named Dholka, famous for the religious monument of Kalikund, where pilgrims come from across the country to offer their prayers. But we are more interested in a school just 350 meters away from it.

Shree CV Mistry Saraswati Kanya Vidya Mandir is the largest school in the town by students count. Requiring more than 2 lakh liters of water every year just for drinking purposes, it extracts tremendous amounts of groundwater from its borewell daily. Yuva Unstoppable and Faraj approached Sujalaam for a sustainable solution considering the school's role in groundwater depletion.

When the well is dry, we know the worth of water. - Benjamin Franklin.

Considering the scale at which water was being extracted and the scale of the school. Sujalaam designed and implemented a solution where the school now recharges its existing borewell through its rooftop water and has an injection well for the groundwater recharge. With a humongous rooftop of x number of sqft and a gigantic ground of x sqft. The school is predicted to recharge 3 lakh liters of water every year, making it a water-positive school.

Looking at the tremendous success of the project, the education minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, gave 8 more locations, including schools and public places, for similar projects. The project in totality is estimated to recharge more than 3 Crore liters of water every year.

Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama inaugrating the first recharge structure.

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