Grassroot Innovations

Check Dam


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

State: Gujarat

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 .

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