Name of Project: Reverse Osmosis System for de-fluoridation & desalination in Tharparkar

Brief Description:

First time in history the problem of fluoride contamination in underground water of Thar was highlighted in the result of an intensive and joint research. AWARE was hosting all activities where as PCSIR Karachi, Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry Jamshoro and Dow Medical University had joined hands for common good. This research took more than 04 years. On water day March 22, 2008 a seminar on Fluoride Contamination in Underground water of Thar was arranged by AWARE at Hyderabad. This was astonishing for stakeholders. Participants leant about the problem, intensity and consequences. After some days of that seminar one lady contacted with AWARE and extended support to cushion the hardships of worst affected souls of Thar. So first RO system was installed in worst affected village of Thar and in the same vein 2nd installed in Tehsil Diplo. 02 other are in process.


02 RO Plant is operational at village Samoo Rind, Tehsil Chachro & Sajaee village of Tehsil Diplo

Villagers are getting 6000 gallons of safe water per day (average)

Beneficiaries are 944 souls & 468 souls respectively getting benefit

02 Village Development Committee have been formed

Duration: July 2008 & February 2009

Partners: Community & AWARE

Location: Village Samoon Rind Tehsil Chachro & Village Sajaee Tehsil Diplo, District Tharparkar

Funding Source: Philanthropists



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.