Sadly, most of the stepwells in the state are in disrepair and are unused. The rejuvenation of these structures can lead to water resource augmentation and greater awareness about preservation and cleanliness of water bodies. The historical, cultural and archaeological significance is considerable and may lead to additional benefits such as:
Many volunteers are working in this area, notably Maharashtra Barav Mohim (www.indianstepwells.com). Sevavardhini is supporting them on a case-by-case basis.
For donors who wish to contribute to this project, the approximate cost is given below. The cost obviously varies depending upon the size, location, current conditions, etc.
|Activity|| Approximate Cost
|Selecting one suitable step-well, de-silting, cleaning, repairing, fencing and beautification||Rs. 2 to 5 lakh (0.2 to 0.5 million)|
|Rejuvenating 10 stepwells in any one district|| Rs. 15 to 30 lakhs (1.5 to 3.0 million)
|Rejuvenating 3 stepwells in each of 35 districts
|| Rs. 1.5 to 2.5 crores (15 to 25 million)
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