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RC-MTV-ENV-2/19 INDIA Baddi villages (Solan) ENVI 01/06/2019 31/12/2019

Project No.: RC-MTV-ENV-2/19: Water Conservation

Period:

Open throughout the year

Age: 21+
Location:
Placement:
Joining dates : Any Monday during the project cycle

Baddi villages (Solan)
Placement is offered for upto 6 months.

Background: Our project area of Himachal Pradesh has breathtaking views. Since ages, the mountain people depend on natural spring to meet their water requirements. The area has abundant of fresh water natural springs. These resources are under tremendous pressure due to environmental degradation, human negligence paired with his rapid thirst for urbanisation.

RUCHI has worked towards protection and development of these fresh water springs for more than 10 years, but still a lot has to be done.

Work: Volunteers under this project will be
based in rural setting and involved in creating
awareness regarding environmental
importance of fresh water. The saying ïf there
is going to be a Third World War, it will be on
water” goes well for this area too. Even
though the area gets ample rainfall there is a
perpetual shortage of water in dry months.
The problem is more of management and not
availability. Every drop of water needs to be
conserved. They are also expected to develop
methodology to protect and replenish these
fresh water sources. Working closely with local youth following tasks shall be undertaken by volunteers.

  1. Creating a data base of these fresh water bodies within project area.

  2. Evaluating their present conditions and collecting water samples for testing.

3. Developing and implementing a recharge plan using traditional methods and

using local resources.

Volunteers with prior experience in following field are most welcome to apply and bring in new ideas.

Accommodation: Accommodation is on sharing basis with common toilets and bath.

Food: Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 
Per month - Euro 400/- (Fee has to be paid in advance. The fee is worked out on

monthly basis and not daily or weekly basis and hence it remains same even if one leaves the project a day or week earler)

The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer service available upon request. The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g. accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities. Alcoholic drinks are not included. Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages.

Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of rupees 800. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.

  1. Visa:

    All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations anemployment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer towww.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents.
    (Though volunteers are welcome to join us any time of the year in the ongoing projects of RUCHI, a few period specific projects for MLTVs are described below to choose from)