block, Junagarh District, Gujarat
The Aga Khan rural support program is promoting rooftop water harvesting
to ease the attar problem in salinity affected villages of Mangrol
block in Junagarh district of Gujarat. Located along the coastal belt
of Saurashtra region Junagarh district faces the problems of water
scarcity and increasing salinity in available groundwater . AKRSP
initiated a this programme in 1995.
The first spell of water is utilised to clean the rooftop and thereafter
rainwater is collected and used for human consumption. For storing
rainwater tanks 20,000 litre capacity is used. Average cost of rooftop
after harvesting structure is around Rs.18,000.