Laporiya, RJ : Saving raindrops for thirty years

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Laporiya, a village 80 km from Jaipur, a collective effort to harvest water by 350 families has been defying drought for the past 30 years. While ground water has gone down to 500 feet in nearby areas, it is found at 15-40 feet in this village. Not only does lush Laporiya have enough water for its population of nearly 2,000, it even supplies water to some 10-15 surrounding villages.

Full article: Saving raindrops for thirty years – Times of India

Links:

Gram Vikas Navyuvak Mandal Laporiya (GVNML) official website

Amazing Indians – The water warrior of Laporiya – YouTube

Village uses ‘Laporiya Squares’ to outwit drought – infochangeindia.org

Laxman Singh and the Water Warriors of Laporiya – Ashoka.org

The water warrior of Laporiya – timesnow.tv

Man who brought happiness back to the village of Rajasthan, India – voicesofyouth.org

 

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