Gravity flow: Ensuring sustainability of rural water supply and livelihood

Water supply through gravity flow mechanism to rural homes, especially in tribal areas, can be regarded as a key component of rural development. A simple and sustainable concept, it has successfully provided a continuous water supply to rural villages. In gravity flow, water is harnessed by estimating the flow of its pressure from the water source and storing it in a water tank from where it is supplied to all households. Gram Vikas, a rural development organization in Orissa, uses this eco-friendly technology to help the people of tribal and rural areas.