REJUVENATING A WATER-STARVED COMMUNITY

Infrastructure Solution at Village Khatu, Nagaur, Rajasthan

Category: Infrastructural Solution

It is not just the design and provision of the facilities that enhances the growth of any community, but the reason we provide the dwellers with, to lead a lifespan in that place. The balance of infrastructure should be thoughtfully maintained while creating policies which add value. Looking forward to a scenario of 2047, we envision the rural India as a cohesive, self-sustaining group of villages where people of diverse backgrounds and fields live in a harmony.

The Challenge

The Khatu Kalan village faces a number of insfrastructural challenges:

  1. 1. Inadequate facilities for growing population
  2. 2. Water
  3. 3. Negligence of Ecology and Environment

The Solution

The Solution

We focus on the basic amenities while maximising the natural opportunities for the residents. To harvest rainwater and improve groundwater recharge, we recommend the construction of johads, or earthen small-scale reservoirs while also restoring existing rain water harvesting structures. To improve sanitation and waste management facilities, modified local dry toilets as well as flush toilets should be provided. The waste water and storm water will be treated first by reed bed and then by a STP to make it potable. Each house shall have two rainwater harvesting tank for storing drinking water. The runoff from hills will be collected in the existing step well. We recommend using renewable energy sources.


Expected Impact

Our main objective is to implement rain-water harvesting with indigenous communities for sustainable development and livelihood generation and also to enhance the capacity of the indigenous communities in water management and use efficiency.


Team

Architect
SHARAD MAITHEL

Founder, M A Architects

Architect
PUNEET DUA

Principal, M A Architects

Architect
RAMEEZ RAZA

Architect, M A Architects

Architect
RANU DUHAN

Architect, M A Architects

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