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Dialogue art Center (Navjot Altaf, Rajkumar, Shantibai, Gessuram), residents of Kopaweda and Kondangaon, women and children.
2000 - ongoing
Water Pumps (Nalapar sites)
Water pump in the Indian village of Kopaweda, formed by a pump surrounded by a muddy pool, emerged as a central meting point for women in the village and nexus of daily activity, essential to daily survival. After lengthy dialogue plans for free for restructuring the pump sites. In 2001 the first water pump structure was built or Nalpar site, consisting of a smooth concrete pad, a more efficient pump design, an enclosure incorporating Adivasi cultural symbols and a system of paved trenches to channel the water and collect it into smaller reservoirs. The sites operates on a more practical, ergonomic level and the construction was undertaken collaboratively.
To provide an easy and healthy means to collect water; to claim these spaces as a site of dialogue and recreation, as well as work, among women, while men
are prevented from entering the Nalpar.
In 2007, they had constructed 3 Napalr sites in Kopaweda and 4 elsewhere in Kondagaon.