The government of India and people are spending huge amount of rupees every year for drilling new bore wells to ensure supply of drinking water to people but serious scientific steps have not been taken to recharge the bore wells. Keeping this in view, the SkyJal has taken initiatives to create awareness among people on the importance of reviving and recharging dry or dead bore wells to protect water sources in Uttarakhand and nearby areas. If you have a dry bore well we have the solution and can revive it. Too much digging of new bore wells and continual use of existing ones has resulted in severe depletion of groundwater levels caused many a bore well dry. There are two ways to recharge water – the surface spread method, and the direct recharge method. In Surface spread method we collect rainwater in ponds or lakes so that it slowly seeps into the ground. Direct recharge of water is done by digging recharge wells, at depths of 10 to 20 feet. The rainwater is allowed to fill in these wells, and over time, this water aids in replenishing nearby bore wells. As more and more people rely on groundwater to meet their needs, even the bore wells in India are beginning to run dry but you could replenish those, rather than digging anew with our bore well reviving technique.
Rainwater harvesting is a technique of collection, ground water recharge and storage of rainwater into natural reservoirs or tanks. Method is used for infiltration of surface water into subsurface aquifers before it is lost. One method of rainwater harvesting is rooftop harvesting in domestic or commercial buildings. With rooftop harvesting, most any surface tiles, metal sheets, plastics, but not grass or palm leaf can be used to intercept the flow of rainwater and provide a household with high-quality drinking water and year-round storage. Other uses include water for gardens, livestock, and irrigation, etc. Rain water Harvesting should be mandatory for house owners and other types of buildings to retain, recharge and reuse In India. Tamil Nadu is the first Indian state to make rainwater harvesting mandatory. The harvested water can also be used as drinking water, longer term storage and for other purposes such as ground water recharge and for recharge and revival of dry or dead bore wells in Dehradun, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Roorkee, Saharanpur, Meerut, Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon etc.
Even in periods of low rainfall, enough water is collected in order for crops to grow. Water can be collected from roofs, dams, and ponds can be constructed in order to hold large quantities of rainwater so that even on days where there is little to no rainfall, there is enough available to irrigate crops. Rainwater harvesting provides an independent water supply during regional water restrictions and in developed countries is often used to supplement the main supply. More development and knowledge is required to understand the benefits rainwater harvesting can provide to agriculture. Many countries especially those with an arid environment use rainwater harvesting as a cheap and reliable source of clean water. To enhance irrigation in arid environments, ridges of soil are constructed in order to trap and prevent rainwater from running down hills and slopes. Rainwater harvesting provides benefit by reducing the need for clean water.