A student of NUST community
service club conducted a field visit of the completed projects of Hand Pumps
installed by NUST at Umerkot and Tharparkar in collaboration with AWARE. Mr
Danesh Kumar from NICE, NUST visited the sites along with Ghulam Murtaza from
First location of the visit was
Bheel colony UC one Umerkot . Hand pump is fully functional and community
members have been fetching water since its installation. The quality of water
is good and timely maintenance of the pump is ensured by the community members.
Mr. Danesh proceeded to village Haji Shoaib Sand. Here the location of hand
pump is of importance because it has been installed in the center, surrounded
by a mosque, a school and the residential area. The water quality is
satisfactory and condition of the pump is good too.
Mr. Danesh visited village Faqeer
Abdullah, the head quarter of UC where two hand pumps are installed. Here the
importance of the installation of hand pump can be understood by the fact that
majority of the population of this area were affected by cholera and pneumonia
because of the use of river water. After the successful installation of hand
pump, these diseases are nearly eliminated. Mr. Danesh along with the team from
AWARE met with community members and all 16 wells are fully functional and the
lives of the inhabitants of Thar have been made easier.