Dausa District

Chand Bawdi, an ancient well in Rajasthan is a testimony to the ingenuity and grit of the desert people. They realized the worth of every drop of water and built themselves a magnificent water source.

A stepwell or ‘bawdi’ or ‘baori’, is exactly what the name suggests – a well with steps that lead down to the water. About 1000 years ago, a 13-storey deep water reservoir boasting 3500 steps was built to ensure that people in the arid Abhaneri region of Rajasthan had a dependable water source.

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Comprehensive groundwater Atlas of Rajasthan published by the Central Groundwater Board

CGWB's groundwater atlas all the basic information regarding Rajasthan's groundwater including the following:

  1. Administrative Information
  2. Geomorphology
  3. Hydrogeology
  4. Ground water potential zones and development prospects
  5. Water level trends
  6. Ground water potability and contamination
  7. Irrigation through various sources

 

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The study found that fluoride and arsenic contamination had high cost on society and concluded that government agencies and individuals need to get more attentive to address the issue

This document on the study conducted by IWMI on the Carewater site aimed at understanding the economic and social burden experienced by people afflicted with contamination of water due to higher percentages of fluoride and arsenic in the water. The objectives of the study were:

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