Aware (Action for Water
A PROJECT OF Rotary Club of Indore Sankalp.
The project AWARE was started by Rotary club of Indore
Sankalp at the initiation of Rtn. Sudhindra Mohan Sharma (
Director - S. S. Exploration Enterprises) in May'2000.
The project is aimed at educating people in and around Indore
about the artificial means of recharging the ground water. The
people were to be explained the techniques for recharging most
suited to their area and also that artificial recharging, if
adapted, shall yield good results in terms of water availability
in the Future.
The project is carrying out following
Water Recharging Information Centre - A water recharging
Information Centre was started at Modern Mansion, Palasia,
Indore, where all necessary Technical Information such as
drawings, literature etc. was provided to the general public.
Currently the Centre provides its services from Anurag Nagar,
Water Recharging Information Camps -
Information Camps on Water Recharging were organised at various
residential localities, public places and fairs etc. to educate
people about Water Recharging. In such camps Rtn. Sudhindra
Mohan Sharma explained people about the importance of Ground
Water, Water Conversation and Recharging Techniques. Such camps
were organised at various places including - Anand Nagar,
Chitawad, Geeta Nagar, Sanchar Nagar, Vaibhav Nagar,
FONOCOM'2001, Village Dakachaya, Village Umarikheda, Barfani
Dham, Village Simrol.
Taking up Study of Large areas of Educational Institutes for
Water Recharging - The large open areas available with
educational institutions can be utilised for Ground water
Recharging, and also to educate the students about the
benefits of Water Conservation and Recharging. With this
view a detailed study of the premises of Daly College,
Indore was carried out, and a Water Recharging plan
was drawn up.The Ground Water Recharging Scheme was implemented promptly
by the Daly College Administration. Similar projects are
being implemented at School of Energy, Indore and at Indore
Tennis Club, Indore.
Ground Water Recharging for Community Benefit - Roof Top
Rain Water Harvesting system was installed free of cost at
Deaf and Dumb School "Sewa Mandir" at Jeevan Deep Colony,
Indore. Also 1260 Roof
Water Harvesting systems have been installed under the
guidance of AWARE at various industrial
houses as well as multistoreyed buildings such as Shalimar
Malwa Enclave, Prabhadeep Apartments, etc.
Arranging seminars and talks
on Ground Water Recharging:
organised lectures on ground water recharging
and water conservation. The co-ordinator of the project Rtn.
Sudhindra Mohan Sharma has also delivered talks on Ground
Water Recharging in lectures organised by Pithampur Audyogik
Sangathan, at Pithampur, on special techniques for Ground
Water Recharging for Industries and industrial areas.
Another talk was aired on the All India Radio
on the Independence Day, 15th of August 2001 on the topic of
"Role of rural Women in Ground Water Recharging". This
talk was prepared and presented jointly by Rtn. Sudhindra
Mohan Sharma, and Rotary Ann Neerja Tiwari.
Rtn. Sudhindra Sharma has also delivered
talks on ground water recharging addressing a conference of
public representatives from rural areas arranged by
Ujjain Janpad Panchayat, Ujjain. This meeting was
attended by the District Collector and other top officials
of Jila and Janpad Panchayats of Ujjain District.
The project AWARE is a team work co-ordinated by Rtn.
Sudhindra Mohan Sharma and all the members of the Rotary
club of Indore-Uptown have contributed to it but special
mention must be made of Rotary Ann Mrs. Neerja Tiwari,
Rotary Ann Mrs. Meenakshi Sharma, Rtn. Arun Sachdeva, Rtn.
Sanjeev Gupta, Rtn. Sanjeev Tiwari, Rtn. Dr. Anant Ojha, Rtn.
Sharad Tiwari, and Rotary Ann Mrs. Lalima Tiwari who have continuously devoted their time for the project