Name of Project: Harnessing Wind power for Dragging out Underground Water

Brief Description:

AWARE had conducted research on “Windmill: a viable option for Thar Desert” and in the light that this was planned and implemented. There are 05 windmills have been installed by AWARE, first one as a pilot project on AWARE Research Park in 2004 and that is dragging out water from depth of 60 feet. Second one was installed in December 2008 at village Sawan ji Dhani near village Tardos Tehsil Chachro. That is dragging out water from depth of 220 feet. In the same area 03 more windmills have installed


Small one windmill provides 8,000 liters water daily (max)

Whereas bigger one windmill extracts 34,000 liters water daily (max)

Functioning successfully since July 2004, Dec: 08 and March 2010.

Successful model in area visited by a good number of visitors including researchers, NGO reps; Govt. representatives.

In Thar fresh vegetables & fruits are grown and communities are getting benefit

Partners: Community, Philanthropists & AWARE

Location: AWARE Research Park near Umerkot and near Village Tardos Tehsil Chachro, Distt Tharparkar

Funding Agency: First windmill was installed with self-help/donations by AWARE and rest 04 windmills are funded by philanthropist.



Water Aid & Sukar Foundation has aapreciated work of AWARE for working on water sector in Thar especially on cost effective desalination and defluoridation work in backward area.

Nutirtion Kits Provided by Engro Polymer

Engro Polymer has provided nutrition kits for poor people of Thar under its corporate social responsibility. These kits are for growing vegetables at household level. AWARE has installed kists in identified peoples homes (village Charnore & Tardos) in Thar.

Goats for Widows

With support for philinthropists goats will be provided to widows of village Wawri, Tehsil Chachro of Tharparkar. Gaots are being provided as a source of sustainable livelihood.

Medical Study of Flurosis effected Tharis launched on 30 March 2010

Dow Medical University Karachi and AWARE conducted a medical Study of Flurosis effected Tharis and this has been rolled out on on mrach 30 2010 at Dow Medical University Karachi. Scholars had highlight the health affects of contaminated underground water on people of Thar. Mr. Nisar Khuhro Speaker Sindh Assembly presided over the event.

More Windmills for Thar

Support for more 03 windmills has been received. Out these three windmills two will be for drinking water purposes and one for kitchen gardening and efficient irrigation system in Thar. The support has been extended by three philanthropists.

Livelihood for Poor Thari

For support of a group of poorer of poor AWARE has received an amount of Rs.50,000/= from philanthropist. The amount will be utilized for purchasing hens/chickens for a group of 10 people and also 10 nutrition kits are proposed to provide for growing vegetables in backyard of home.

Relief Activities for Fire Victims

AWARE Disaster Response Team mobilized resources for fire victims of village Charnore, Tehsil Chachro. Food items, bedding and crockery has been provided to victims. On call of AWARE handsome amount in cash has been recievd and that will be utilized for rehabilitation purposes. With support of AWARE, newspapers and TV channels reported the incident. AWARE Team also conducted assessment of damages.