Torni Area Check Dams
SJS Congregation has donated a sizeable portion of its own land to build rainwater check dams in Torni area some 105 kilometers outside of Indore. Prior to these check dams, the entire area faced very acute water shortages throughout the year monsoons withstanding. Wells in the area ran dry as soon as monsoons got over.
The whole Torni Check Dam Project was inaugurated and commissioned by the then President of India (late) Dr Abdul Kalam. The project got wide acclaim across the country and the globe.
After the construction of check dams to harness rainwater, the people were surprisingly reporting that most of their wells were literally overflowing beyond the brims!