:: Brief of the groundwater decontamination projects conducted by Swami Hardas Foundation ::
 
Sl.no
Name of location
Nature of
contamination
Area decontaminated
No of people affected
(approx.)
1
Suliapada Block , Mayurbhanj District,
Orissa
High iron content
Approximately 700 Sq K.M.
90,000 inhabitants covering 18 gram panchayats
2
Village Sahadabhedi , Padmapur, Nardia,
Orissa
High iron content
Approximately 30 Sq K.M.
6000 inhabitants
3
Village Raipali, Ratanpur and Khujenpali , Dist- Bolangir, Orissa
High Fluoride content
Approximately 30 Sq K.M.
6000 inhabitants
4
Village Kutali, Bhlai and Mehartala, Dist
Mandala and Seoni, Madhya Pradesh
High Fluoride content
Approximately 30 Sq K.M.
2000 inhabitants
5
Village Jukal, Narayankhed, Andhra Pradesh
High Fluoride content
Approximately 10 Sq K.M.
2000 inhabitants
6
Village Sakara and Dhoki, Maharashtra
High Fluoride content
Approximately 20 Sq K.M.
4000 inhabitants
7
Village Salandi, Block Belpada, Dist- Bolangir, Orissa
Hard water
Approximately 10 Sq K.M.
1500 inhabitants
8
Village Kailali ,Nepal
Hard water
Approximately 10 Sq K.M.
1000 inhabitants
9
Village- Usrah, Uttar Pradesh
Contaminated water
Approximately 10 Sq K.M.
1500 inhabitants
10
Purna river saline belt, covering
Amravati, Akola and Buldana Districts of
Maharashtra**
 Salinity
Approximately 9300 Sq K.M.
900 villages approximately
and 15,00,000 inhabitants
11
 Village Sahadabhedi , Padmapur, Nardia,
Orissa
 High iron content
Approximately 30 Sq K.M.
6000 inhabitants
 
*Costs involved include only the cost of local transportation, fooding and boarding. Salary and honorarium of volunteers and employees have not been included as the work was done voluntarily.

**First Phase has been completed which has resulted in tremendous improvement in the physical parameters like taste, colour and odour. 2nd and 3rd phases have been completed. However, unfortunately chemical testing of the water samples have not yet been done due to lack of manpower, equipments, chemicals, funds etc of the concerned government authority to cover such a huge area, despite repeated requests by the Foundation.
 
BRIEF OF THE RESULTS OF SELFLESS SERVICE RENDERED BY SHLS TO CONVERT UNDRINKABLE / UNUSABLE GROUND WATER TO DRINKABLE/USABLE GROUND WATER
 
A)
1)
Conversion of unusable water table of approximately 700 square k.m. of Suliapada Block, in-situ, into usable water
The entire Suliapada Block of Mayurbhanj District, Orissa, India having an area of approximately 700 square kilometers is stated to be containing high levels of iron as per government statistics as it is rich in iron ore. Requests were also received from the members of Zilla Parishad, Sarpanch
and villagers to make the ground water drinkable and usable. The SHLS services were rendered for only 14 days from 28-5-2015 to 10-6-2015. After 14 days the villagers reported that (a) the water is many places turned totally colourless (b) the water did not have a metallic taste. It tasted like normal water (c) the water did not have any strange smell.

The above was validated by tests conducted by Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Baripada Division. Their brief of their test dated 7-7-2015 is given as under:
 
Sl. no
Name of Gram
Panchayat
Name of village
Name of location
Level of iron on
28-5-2015 (mg/l)
Level of iron on
14-6-2015 (mg/l)
Percentage
decrease
1
Fania Gauduniduva Laxmi Mandap
2.06
0.33
83.98%
2
Chuhat Bhala Upper Sahi
2.27
2.98
+0.31%
3
Mahavila Bilash Road side
2.42
0.89
63.22%
4
Kantisahi Kusumi Near Chhak
2.00
0.31
84.5%
5
Ufalgadia Gandhasaali Near Anganwadi
2.11
0.66
68%
6
Baghada Singada Dukuru Sahi
2.06
1.85
10%
7
Dhatika Dhatika Anganwadi
2.12
1.36
35.8%
8
Badbhalia Kuladahani Bandha Sahi
1.98
0.35
82.32%
9
Paktia Paktia Chhaka
2.51
0.34
86.64%
10
Kostha Baincha Near temple
2.20
0.35
84.09%
11
Kanimahuli Begunidiha Anganwadi
2.09
0.29
86.12%
12
Anlakuda Purusottam Sahi Anlakuda
2.22
0.00
100%
13
Deuli Bedhi Upper Sahi
1.88
1.97
+0.04%
14
Nuagaon Nuagaon High School
2.61
0.19
92.72%
15
Kujidihi Kujidihi Dhatika Anganwadi
2.23
0.42
81.16%
REMARKS- The System was applied for only 14 days. The entire bed rock of the block consists of iron ore and there is a very high probability that due to constant contact with iron ore, the level of iron of the water may increase subsequently. Hence, for a sustainable impact for a longer period of time, the System has to be deployed more frequently and for a longer period of time.
 
The above clearly reveals that the ground water of the entire Block , having an area of approximately 700 square kilometers, were converted into drinkable and usable water within a span of 14 days. Further, according to existing technologies, presence of heavy iron content in water of such huge quantity, is generally reduced by physically removal of particles of iron by various processes. Without physically removing iron from 700 sq. K.M. of ground water, it is impossible to reduce the level of iron, by existing technology. This is totally unbelievable and beyond imagination. By no existing system, method or technology this can be achieved. Under the existing technology, ground water, only when drawn out, is subjected to various processes and is made usable. These technologies are expensive. Further only that portion of water that is taken out from the water table is treated and made usable. There is no technology known to man by which the very nature of the entire water table can be transformed. This is revolutionary and historic and demonstrated by Swami Hardas Life System.
 
2)
Project conducted with – Department of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Orissa , on reference of Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation, Govt of India.
Location - Jagatsingpur District , Orissa , Iron Contamination and high salinity . Unit- Mg/L
   
Date
Pre on
3.11.2015
Post on
17.11.2015
Post on
11.4.2016
 
Sl.no
Village
Habitation/
Location
Chloride
Iron
Chloride
Iron
Chloride
Iron
Decrease in
iron/chloride
1
Sahadabedi Siali- Belabhumi
700
5.88
712
5.52
406
0.24
- 96% / - 43%
a
a  Club Padia
212
1.44
200
1.32
220
0.19
- 87% / +3%
2
Pdmapur Ramatara
120
3.48
140
3.04
312
0.18
- 95% / 160%
a
a  Kiamundi
Primary
School
1472
3.52
1460
2.20
a
a
- 42%/
a
a  JNUP School
a
a
4500
3.5
1600
0.15
-95% / - 64%
a
a  Aurobinda
Sikhya
Kendra
a
a
2120
4.98
1406
9.25
+86%/- 34%
3
Nardia Goda-1
540
1.6
564
1.55
336
0.21
-87%/ -38%
a  a  Borikana-1
712
3.1
740
2.99
156
0.23
92%/-78%
 
B) Conversion of fluoride effected ground water into drinkable water- Requests were received from the villagers and Sarpanch that the ground water of village Jukal, Andhra Pradesh , villages Ratanpur, Raipali, Khujenpali and GedraSahi, Orissa were undrinkable due to high level of Fluoride. After the rendering of Selfless Service, the villagers stated that the unhealthy and undrinkable ground water was converted into drinkable water. The water tasted, smelt and had colour of normal water. There is no method known to man whereby the fluoride content in the groundwater can be made normal at the water table level itself. The pre and post tests conducted by Department of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation department, which are as under, also supported the views of the villagers:
i) Village Jukal, Narayankhed, Andhra Pradesh , India
Sl.no
Name of the Village
Location
Fluoride Content (Mg/ltr)
a   a   a  
As per RWSS on
07.01.2013
As per RWSS on 09.01.13
Percentage decrease
as compared to
07.01.2013
1
Jukal OHSR Tank
1.3
0.93
28%
2
Jukal Church Hand Pump
1.28
0.98
23.43%
3
Jukal S. Anjamma House Hand Pump
1.20
0.83
30.83%
 
ii) Village Raipali & Ratanpur, Dist.- Balangir, Odisha, India
Sl.no
Name of the Village
Location
Fluoride Content (Mg/ltr)
a   a   a  
As per
RWSS
prior to
9.07.2013
As per RWSS on
23.07.2013
As per RWSS on
22.08.2013
As per RWSS on
19.06.2014
Percentage decrease on
19.6.2014
1
Raipali Ampali Para
5.4
4.38
4.39
3.5
35.18%
2
Raipali Near Sridhara
Matari house
3.5
2.98
2.84
2.96
15.42%
3
Ratanpur Near Ganesh
Dharua House
2.5
1.1
1.08
0.8
68%
 
iii) Location – Khujenpali , Dist- Bolangir, Odisha, India
Sl.no
Name of the Village
Location
Fluoride Content (Mg/ltr)
a   a   a  
As per RWSS
prior to
9.12.2013
As per RWSs on 26.12.2013
As per RWSS on 19.06.2014
Percentage decrease
on 19.6.2014
1
Khujenpali Near Jagannath
Temple
2.7mg/ltr.
2.56
2.46
8.88%
2
Khujenpali Sulki Para
2.3mg/ltr.
2.06
1.74
24.34%
3
Khujenpali U.P. School
2.4mg/ltr.
1.9
1.62
32.35%
 
iv) Location- Mandla and Sioni district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Dist.
Village
Habitat/ location
Fluoride (mg/lit)
Remarks
Test Pre
Test Post
Test Post1
Test Post2
Diff
Mandala Kutali Jangal Tola/ Near Sarpanch House
2.0
6/10/2015
0.20
15/10/15
a
a
-1.80
90% improved
Sioni Bhlai Ghugvatola /Near School
4.62
4/10/2015
1.19
9/10/15
0.32
30/10/15
a
-4.30
93% improved
Sioni Mehertala Mehertala / Near Topai
Home
Pre-test
not done
1.08
9/10/15
0.31
30/10/15
0.216
2/11/15
-0.864
More than 88%
 
v) Project conducted with - Central Ground Water Board, India
Location- Yavatmal District, Maharashtra, Fluoride Contamination
Sl.no
Village
Location
Pre-test
(27/10/2015)
Post-test-1
(4/11/2015)
Post-test-2
(12/12/2015)
Post-test-3
(23/1/2016)
Decrease
1
Sakhra Vishnu Rathore,
5.50
5.39
2.90
2.42
50.5 % & by 3.08 mg/l
2
Sakhra Nagrao Rathore,
home
5.29
5.29
2.82
2.42
54.2% & 2.87 mg/l
3
Dhonki Ankatwar,
HandPump
5.22
5.30
2.62
2.41
53.8%& 2.81 mg/l
4
Dhonki Arun Modi,
Hand Pump
4.43
4.43
a
2.35
46.9%& 2.08 mg/l
5
Dhonki Krishna temple,
Hand pump
2.80
2.65
a
2.45
12.5%
6
Dhonki Near Gram
Panchayat
a
a
a
1.52
a  
 
Remarks
A)
Water samples were collected by Central Ground Water Board (Central Region) engineers on 27-10-2015 i.e. prior to the initiation of the SHLS programme. After a week of implementation of SHLS methods, water samples were collected by CGWB on 4/11/2015.
B)
The second and third phases of implementation of SHLS methods were conducted from 6- 12-2015 to 12-12-2015 and 17-1-2016 to 23-1-2016. CGWB was requested to collect the water samples. We are not aware of any collection of samples by CGWB. Hence, samples were collected by the villagers and were tested by the Foundation in the laboratory of Maharashtra Environ Power Limited at Nagpur, an ISO certified company.
 
vi) Location - Village Gadrasahi, Block-Bangripossi, Dist- Mayurbhanj, Orissa, India
 
In this village it was reported by the villagers that the a) water when stored in the vessels formed a white deposit at the bottom b) The bottom of the vessel also gets eroded with time c) The water has a strange smell and tasted) While cooking the rice splits.
                Subsequent to the application of The System on the ground water, the following were reported by the villagers and the headman in writing and signed by them:
 
a)
The water tasted just like normal water. There was no strange taste and smell.
b)
When stored, there was no white deposit at the bottom of the vessel.
c)
When rice was cooked in this water, the rice did not split.
 
C)
Conversion of “Hard” Ground water – The ground water of village Salandi, Block Belpada , Orissa and Kailali District of Nepal were stated to be exhibiting symptoms of hard water and as well as other signs of un-usability. The same was converted into usable/consumable water.
D)
Conversion of Saline belt stretching an area of 9350 sq. KM
 
1) Project conducted with – Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation, Ministry of Agriculture, Maharashtra
Location - Conversion of saline belt into drinkable water along the Poorna river in Amravati, Buldhana and Akola Districts, Maharashtra, India covering 894 villages, 16 blocks and an area of 9350 sq km.
Remarks
a)
The first phase was initiated on 1st February, 2016 and continued till 7-2-2016. At the end of the 1st phase, positive remarkable physical changes like colour, odour and taste in the ground water was observed by villagers of the entire stretch of the saline belt. This itself is mind bending.
b)
2nd and 3rd phases have been completed and reports from villagers indicate radical improvement in the ground water. However, unfortunately, despite frequent meetings with various government officials , chemical testing of the water samples have not yet been done due to lack of manpower, equipments, chemicals, funds etc by the concerned government authority to cover such a huge area.
 
2) Project conducted with – Department of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Orissa , on reference of Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation, Govt of India.
      Location - Jagatsingpur District , Orissa , Iron Contamination and high salinity . Unit- Mg/L
   
Date
Pre on
3.11.2015
Post on
17.11.2015
Post on
11.4.2016
 
Sl.no
Village
Habitation/
Location
Chloride
Iron
Chloride
Iron
Chloride
Iron
Decrease in
iron/chloride
1
Sahadabedi Siali- Belabhumi
700
5.88
712
5.52
406
0.24
- 96% / - 43%
a
a  Club Padia
212
1.44
200
1.32
220
0.19
- 87% / +3%
2
Pdmapur Ramatara
120
3.48
140
3.04
312
0.18
- 95% / 160%
a
a  Kiamundi
Primary
School
1472
3.52
1460
2.20
a
a
- 42%/
a
a  JNUP School
a
a
4500
3.5
1600
0.15
-95% / - 64%
a
a  Aurobinda
Sikhya
Kendra
a
a
2120
4.98
1406
9.25
+86%/- 34%
3
Nardia Goda-1
540
1.6
564
1.55
336
0.21
-87%/ -38%
a  a  Borikana-1
712
3.1
740
2.99
156
0.23
92%/-78%
 
E)
Increase in level of ground water - The ground water level in a bore well at village Somanahalli, Karnataka was increased by 120 feet through application of SHLS within a few days. There is no technology known to man yet by which the level of ground water can be increased. Generally increase of ground water level has varied from a few feet to even 100 feet within a few days.
CONCLUSIONS
 
a)
Swami Hardas Life System is capable of making the ground water potable.
b)
The improvement has been in the ground water and not when the water was drawn from the underground. No technique was deployed on the water drawn from the groundwater. The ground water itself had undergone a change.
c)
The extent of change in the ground water has been over an area of approximately 700 square kilometers and 9350 sq k.m. This shows that the zone of influence of the application of Swami Hardas Life System is immense and can be enlarged.
d)
Modern day science in not capable of bringing about this result. This is something unknown to science and has not been achieved till date by any system, method or technology known to human kind. This may sound fantastic but is true and can be demonstrated before the scientific communities, if certain pre-requisites are met.
e)
SHLS is applied in phases/ stages . The results and outcome of each phase determines the extent, duration and techniques of the subsequent phase. Generally the process is done in the following stages :
a)
In the initial stage, steps are taken to control further deterioration of the contamination.
b)
In the second stage, the physical parameters like colour, taste, smell etc of the water undergoes a gradual change.
c)
In the third stage, harmful bacteria get reduced.
d)
The above three steps are vital for fourth stage i.e the initiation of the chemical change to take place. How much time each of these phases will take depends upon the nature, extent and cause of the contamination . No fixed time limit can be stated.
f)
It took about 07-14 days for the first signs of improvement, which were generally physical in nature . Physical changes like colour, odour, taste showed a positive change initially.
g)
Chemical changes took some sustained efforts to take place. Chemical changes were gradual and in some places it required many phases of 10 days each, consisting of about 40 days in aggregate . Hence, the reduction depends upon the nature, extent and depth of the contamination. No fixed time limit can be predicted before hand.
h)
Where an entire area is contaminated, reduction of a few villages in isolation is difficult and takes much time and effort . Hence an entire area should be taken up.
i)
The water table is inter-connected at many places and decontamination of the water table in isolation of only a few villages is a seemingly impossible job as the underground water from neighbouring areas seep into these few villages and further contaminate them. Reduction of contaminating of a few villages in isolation is an almost impossible job takes many phases and perseverance. But this impossible task was achieved, defying all logic.
j)
Further, the chemical composition of the rock formation in and around the water table is at times the cause of the contamination. Since, the water is in constant touch with these rock formation, chemicals seep into the water, thus increasing the contamination. Under, such
circumstances, too , the duration for the physical and chemical change to take place may take extended periods.
k)
For a more durable and sustainable impact, the System should be deployed for more period of time.
l)
After the level of contamination is considerably reduced, the aim is to make the lowered level sustainable. Again, the period of sustainability differs from area to area depending upon the nature, extent and cause of the contamination, which varies from place to place.
m)
Tests have to be conducted at regular intervals to see the level of contamination. As and when the level of contamination goes up, the methods of SHLS have to be applied to reduce it. Practical experiences have shown that in some areas , the lowered ground water level of
contamination have been sustained even after 18 months of the initial application, while in some case it has gone up within 4 weeks.
n)
No chemicals or equipment were used during the process.
o)
The villagers who were involved in the process did not have to be educationally qualified or technically competent. Thus The System can be used by the common villagers.
p)
The cost involved was also nominal to the tune of a few thousand rupees, which included the expenses of transportation, boarding and lodging of the team of volunteers of Swami Hardas Foundation. This can be afforded by the under developed areas and poor people residing in backward zones.
q)
The ground water may be rid of the contamination & all the adverse effects that the water has on health, agriculture, soil, animals etc. may also be solved at the same time.
r)
This is a revolutionary and path breaking technique & innovation and has the capability of application in other spheres also. A process like this is unheard in history of human kind.
s)
With the help of this system, millions of people of the Country and the World can be benefitted hugely.
 
 
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