Water Conservation In Village





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Pune

Total Budget: $39,000

Areas of Focus: Water and sanitation, Economic and community development



1 Introduction

2 Need based project identification

3 Geographical Location of site

4 Project highlights

5 Timeline of implementation

6 Estimated Cost of Project

7 Means of Financing

8 Estimated Cash Flow requirement



1.0 Introduction ::

Lack of drinking water and that for cultivation is one of the basic problem which leads to poverty , poor health and large scale immigration to urban area . Water is the main problems faced by the underprivileged communities worldwide. Inspired by these thoughts, it was deemed fit, to concentrate on water related project - desilting of water reservoir / ponds and rivulets so as to regenerate water table in rural area.


2.0 Need based project identifications ::

Right from the inception of RCPP, our club has been very actively working in the rural area of Pune District .

The club has undertaken activities / projects e. g. primary school teachers training, providing basic amenities to schools in that area like drinking water, providing library facilities in such schools, to name a few .


While interacting with the community & local authorities, it was noticed that a lot of work could be done in the field of Water Conservation, which will have lasting impact on the society.


Thus the needs were identified on priority as under: -

 Undertake desilting of existing Water Reservoirs / ponds

 Undertake desilting of existing local rainy season rivulets

 Create Bunds on water path of rain water to allow water seepage for increasing in the groundwater table,

 Facilitate community by helping them access government social schemes on bore- well and mini-dams and ensure that the benefits reach targeted beneficiaries.

 To promote rotary and enhance Rotary's image in the community.


3.0 Geographical Location of site ::

The 2 selected Villages Gurholi and Pandeshwar are located in Pandarpur Taluka, about 57 Kms from Pune and 8 Kms from Pandarpur in Maharashtra Province , and are situated on the Western Ghats, average 736 Meters above sea level.


The developments in the adjacent areas have not touched villages in the Purandar Taluka and the sparse population mainly consists of subsistence farmers. The rugged and hilly area is without any catchments areas & dependent only on rainwater for drinking and agriculture.

The Government of Maharashtra has designated the Purandar Taluka as a backward area & the population mainly consists of people below poverty line.


4.0 Project Highlights ::

There are many needy drought prone villages in the region out of which we have selected two villages for this project , namely Gurholi Village and Pandeshwar Village. The details of these 2 villages are as under :

Name of the Village Gurholi Pandeshwar Total

1 Total Area in Hectors 966 1493 2459

2 Reserve Land in Hectors (Gairan/Forest) 284 77 361

3 Total Population in nos. 2074 1804 3878

4 Total Families in nos. 440 361 801

5 Beneficiary Families 200 155 355

6 Beneficiary Area in Hectors 450 641 1091

7 Desilting & other conservation work 6 No. 3 No. 9 Nos

8 Work in cubic meters for ponds 20000 50000 70000

9 Work in cubic meters for rivulets 40000

The purpose of this project Vis-à-vis Community ::

This project will make availability of drinking water within reach of villagers , make available water for fodder and help cultivation of local fruits for commercial purpose.

Project will directly help in regeneration of ground water and increase the water table there.

It will help in water availability for local animals such as ChinKara, wolf, hyena, etc.

The project will also develop very good relationship with local village authorities and involve them and the community in the entire activity and the implementation of the proposed facilities will also promote rotary services and enhance Rotary's image in the community.


5.0 Time line for Implementation ::

The selection of beneficiaries and the related spade has already been done.

Hence, RC Pune Pashan expects to execute the full project in a period of about 2 months starting in April to May 2017.

This period is summer reason and there is no water in ponds , reservoirs and rivulets which will make the desilting operation faster and easier.


6.0 Estimated Cost of Project ::

Average spending of Rotary is Rs.32 per cubic meter of desilting material out of ponds / reservoir and dispose off the silt to other filling areas. The budgeted cost is to be spent on selected 9 reservoirs in 2 villages over a period of 3 months .

Estimated expenses per desilting of Reservoir / pond .. INR 22.50 L

Desilting of local rivulet .. INR 4.15 L

Total INR 26.65 L

Total budget requirement : (say USD 39,000) USD 38,970


7.0 Means of Financing of Project ::

Particulars Contribution from Clubs; from Districts ; Matching-RI Support; Total

Contribution for RCPP Club No. 55414 4000.00 2000.00 6000.00

Contribution from D/Funds Dist 3131 6500.00 6500.00 13000.00

Contribution from Foreign Club 8000.00 4000.00 12000.00

Contribution from Foreign D/Funds 4000.00 4000.00 8000.00

Total Contribution for Project 12000.00 10500.00 165000.00 39000.00

Primary Host Partner

District: 3131

Rotary Club of: Pune Pashan

Primary Contact: Vinod Shrivastava

Email: vksrcpp@gmail.com

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Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #17250.

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