The innovator from Saurashtra, a semi-arid region, prone to water scarcity had often been asked by villagers to do some thing about conserving water in a seasonal rivulet nearby. This led him to build a semi-circular dam using local materials, labour, and at minimal cost.
Innovator: Bhanjibhai Mathukiya
Area: Engineering Sciences
Contact Address: Junagadh
Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India
National Mission: Skill India
Recognition: Awarded by National Innovation Foundation
Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India
The dam introduced the water conservation and became the lifeline for semi-arid agricultural requirements .