Visit to Kondechi Wadi, Rajasthan by ASE Coimbatore
The department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering Combatore Campus, students spent time in rural communities as part of their Live-in-Labs projects. The students spent time in Kondechi Wadi in Rajasthan. The survey of Mumbai and Rajasthan was held from August 1-10, 2015. C. Prakash and M. Ananthkumar along with two students carried out the work to implement a water distribution system.
This report was about the Amrita SeRVe village development program. The villages undertaken were Khondechi Wadi a part of Ransai village in Raigard district, Maharashtra and Hari Rampura under the Sawai Madhapur district, Rajasthan. The main problem in Kondechi wadi village was that they don’t have a permanent water source for their village throughout the year. There was an existing intake well structure nearby the village but it was not operational. The design requirements for the existing intake structure was revised and its more enough to satisfy their demand. Hence little modifications were made in the existing structure to make it functional.
In Hari Rampura Village, the team redesigned the existing single phase 1.5 hp water pump to three phase 12 hp water pump, so that the villagers water scarcity problem can be reduced throughout the year. Based on the geographical topography of village the water pipe distribution system was designed. After the implementation of these designs, the people in the village get water nearby their house through taps, hence the villagers day to day problems were reduced and has improved their standard of living slightly.