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RC-MTV-ENV-2/20 INDIA Baddi villages (Solan) - 01/09/2020 31/12/2020

Project No.: RC-MTV-ENV-2/20: Water Conservation (NRM)
Period: Open throughout the year 2020
Age: 18+
Location: Baddi villages (Solan)
Placement: Placement is offered for upto 6 months.
Joining dates : Any Monday (preferable) during the project cycle
Background: Our project area of
Himachal Pradesh has breathtaking views.
Since ages, the mountain people depend on
natural spring to meet their fresh 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
RUCHI has worked towards protection and
development of these fresh water springs
for more than 20 years, but still a lot has to
be done.
Work: Volunteers under this project will be
based in rural setting and involved in need
based protection and conservation activities
including 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. Volunteers also expected to
develop methodology to protect and
replenish these fresh water sources.
Working closely with local community
members following tasks shall be
undertaken by volunteers.
• Mapping all fresh water bodies
within project area.

• Evaluating their present conditions:
measuring flow rate, collecting water
samples for testing.
• Developing and implementing a
recharge plan using traditional
methods and using local resources.
• Organising educational campaigns
encouraging community participation
in the process and cleaning up work.
• Creating and executing protection
plan for springs.
Accommodation: Basic, simple, safe &
clean. Host family or RUCHI campus on
sharing basis(Twin or triple) 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 and self
cooking can be organized by volunteers.

PARTICIPATION FEE: The participation fees are as follows:
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 earlier)