A survey sponsored by the ministry of water resources in 2008 discovered that 85 percent of rural,50 percentage of urban drinking and industrial needs, and 55 percent of irrigation needs were met through borewells.
There are about 27 million bore wells in India.Due, to water scarcity, low rainfall, drought and depletion of underground water, a large no of borewells are dug. When the water gets dried, the motor along with casing pipe is removed and the outer surface of borewell is not properly covered or sealed.
Reports say that till now more than 40 children fell into the borewell. On an average 70% of the conventional child rescue operational fails.
In, the month of October 2019 Sujith Wilson a two-year-old child who died after falling into an abandoned deep borewell triggered many of the Government and Non-government organizations to focus on the closure of all open borewells.
We, through the Nobel foundation, understood the real solution to prevent the recurrence is all unused borewells should be closed or be converted into rainwater harvesting structures.
So, to ensure this we started identifying unused open borewells directly through our Nobel foundation members and via social media. Through the outcome, we took steps to get it closed with cement &by sponsoring pipe caps to close unused borewells.
We also involved in converting the borewells into Rainwater harvesting structures through a four-layer traditional method where we make a 4*4 feet pit around the borewell and it is been filled by gravel followed by broken bricks,vermicompost&mulch.
So, through our continuous effort, we have closed &converted rainwater harvesting structures where about eighty places in Thiruvallur District itself.
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