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.