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RC-MTV-ENV-2/22 INDIA Baddi villages (Solan) - 01/03/2022 31/12/2022

Project No.: RC-MTV-ENV-2/22: Water Conservation (NRM)
Period: Any time during the year

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.
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
Work: 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:
availability, measuring flow rate,
collecting water samples for testing.
 Devise methodology to protect and
replenish these fresh water sources

using traditional methods and locally
available resources.
 Create awareness on conserving
every drop of water through all
possible means for drinking,
household uses, agriculture and
overall environment.
 Creating and executing protection
plan for springs and other water
bodies including cleaning and
Accommodation: Basic, simple, safe &
clean accommodation will be provided
either at 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)