Gugor Gram Panchayat in Chhabra Block of Baran District in Rajasthan lies on the banks of river Parvati that joins Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The village experiences heavy rain during the monsoons owing to which it remains flooded. Despite this, water crisis during the summer months is common as the river goes dry. To tackle water shortage, the district administration has constructed a 40,000 litre water storage tank that provides for the needs of the community.
This was observed by a Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) that who visited the village on 29th July, 2019 to study the water situation and initiate water conservation and plantation activities. The team comprised District Collector, Mr. Indra Singh Rao, CEO-ZP, Mr. Brijmohan Bairwa, BDO-Chhabra Block, Mr. Rahul Kumar Bairwa, SDM Chhabra and other district officials.
District officials also identified 127 acre land and conducted an anti-encroachment drive for afforestation. They will continue to actively work with the Gugor GP to create a large green cover in the land and across the village.
Further, with a view to creating awareness on water conservation, a Kalash Yatra was organised. The village community joined together and pledged to save water and use water efficiently.