Built across ancient India, stepwells are architectural excavated structures that were built mostly deep into the ground in order to reach the water table. These stepwells were used for drinking, washing, bathing, and the irrigation of crops. Thanks to the planning by our ancestors and protection by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), several of these stepwells are still intact! Some famous examples of stepwells are the Rani ki Vav in Gujarat, Hampi Stepwell in Karnataka, Agrasen ki Baoli in Delhi and the Surya Kund in Gujarat.
One such a stepwell is the Moosi Rani Sagar in Alwar, Rajasthan. A step well tank in the foothills of the Aravalli.
Thanks to the support from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Ashok Leyland, part of the Hinduja Foundation under the Jal Jeevan initiative, E.F.I has taken on the task of restoring this architectural and heritage project.
The restoration includes a multilevel clean up from the Kishan Kund located on the top of the hill to the Moosi Rani Sagar, cleaning up of the channel between them that consists of 5 storage wells and 3 check dams which are damaged and deteriorating.
Check out this video to know the complete restoration plan!
We thank the Government of Rajasthan for the admin support and the local residents who’ve strengthened this restoration.
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Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind