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Evaluation of India Mark II handpumps in India

The survey focuses on evaluating the operation of India Mark II deepwell handpumps in rural areas with emphasis on their performance, maintenance and repair. A total number of 4,840 pump were surveyed in 1,864 village spread over 18 districts in six states (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh). The fieldwork was carried out between July and December 1985.

On average each pump is used by 60 households (300-350 people), varying between 41-127/
A pump is used on average for 8.4 hours per day in summer and 5-9 hours during the rest of the day.
Most handpumps (90-92%) have been accepted for drinking and cooking purposes. | »

The Tara Handpump Production Manual and Drawings

This production manual was originally produced specifically for the procurement by UNICEF, Dhaka of target numbers of TARA handpumps for the Government of Bangladesh. One essential purpose of the original manual was to encourage and help interested manufacturers to undertake production of the pump in Bangladesh. This "international" version of the manual is being made available to enable governments, development organizations and manufacturers in other developing countries either to set up production of the TARA, or to develop their own version of the pump suitable for local needs.
Copy courtesy of the IRC library | »

REACH/ RWSN 100M initiative launch

The 100 Million (100M) Initiative aims to enable results-based funding for safe water services provision for 100 million rural people in low and middle-income countries by 2030. It plans to do so by undertaking a global diagnostic of rural water service providers and establishing a Reference Group of rural service providers to undertake modelling and to pilot at scale, in order to inform a strategy to provide sustainable water services to 100 million rural people through results-based funding by 2030.

This presentation is from a March 2021 meeting in which the REACH and RWSN team presented the 100 Million Initiative, introduced the work of the Uptime Consortium demonstrating the potential of results-based funding for rural water service provision, and outlined our plans for this study. | »

RWSN E-discussion on Groundwater Regulation - July 2016

In July 2016 RWSN launched formal e-discussion on its Dgroup platform on Groundwater Regulation. Contributions revealed that several countries have developed regulations for groundwater abstractions while some are moving towards enacting regulations for groundwater protection. | »

Swajal - A Community Led Approach to Rural Piped Drinking Water Supply Guidelines

The Guidelines on Swajal provide details of the scheme, implementation arrangements, financing provisions and roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in its implementation.

Also below are related Government of India guidelines on rural water programme design,

They are shared here as an examples of national government guidance | »

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