We are raising funds because we want to revive and recharge traditional rain water resources. There has been significant decrease in the output flow of Himalayan mineral springs and rural women have to travel long distance to fetch water for cooking and cleaning. There are thirty five mineral springs in Urgam Valley of Chamoli district that have completely dried up. The wild animals of Urgam Valley are not also finding water to drink from mineral springs and they are coming into human habitats for drinking water and spoiling the agricultural fields. Hence a serious problem has arisen and environmental damage has occurred. The rabi crop has completely disappeared and there has been a drastic decrease in the amount of snowfall during winter.
The funds we will raise through this campaign will be used to construct trenches(locally known as Chaal Khaal) and local Himalayan species with long root will be used (oak species). Women's SHG groups will be given responsibility of planting these species and the plants will be planted in the vicinity of the spring. Right now weed species has sprung up in the vicinity of the spring and these will be uprooted and trenches dug and then local tree saplings will be planted. Costing of this project includes mobilizing school children on the virtues of protecting the environment and ensuring that they partake in plantation activities during national holidays.