All efforts were made to ensure that women had voice in all the decision making related to the work and its execution. The total collective strength of the pani samitis is 253 persons. The number of women is 94. Of the 30 persons in the Water Federation the number of women are 7. While these percentages are as yet less than perfect, the organisations seek their active participation and all efforts will be made to equalise the numbers in the future.
There were 2328 women as compared to 918 men who worked on the sites. Women found themselves getting equal pay for equal work, something that women all over the world, are not yet accustomed to. As reported previously some women picked up skills in masonry and can now find employment as semi-skilled, rather than unskilled labour. Each of these decisions by the respective organisations: to hire women, to include women in committees and seek their active participation and to skill women in a male dominated skill had its own repercussions but finally the work was strengthened because of it and resulted in a slight shift of attitude within those involved.