This is a continuing large scale ground water conservation project with focus on agricultural irrigation and drinking in drought stricken Pingori & other villages in Purandar taluka, 68 km south-east of Pune City. The project provides rain water harvesting through a combination of continuous contour trenches, tree plantation & drip water irrigation facilities. This project also covers 2 focus areas of Global Grants - Water and Community Development.
The aim of this ongoing Rotary project is to provide drinking water & agricultural irrigation facilities throughout the year for Pingori and 6 other villages near Pune. This project will fund renting of excavation equipment for digging the trenches, desilting to increase water storage facilities and piping equipment for drip irrigation (to replace wasteful flooding techniques & minimize water wastage) benefitting 20,000 villagers. Providing continuous contour trenches in the hilly areas with tree plantation will reduce soil erosion, increase percolation to recharge underground aquifers & raise the water table for all wells in the area. Drip irrigation will increase efficiency of water usage. This will enable villagers to have water for irrigation year-round and hence raise the local economy (multiple crops per year) & reduce migration of destitute farmers to urban areas for employment.
Rotary will coordinate with the village council and local authorities for the successful implementation of the project with all permissions and requirements. The local beneficiaries will be involved in the construction (labor) & ongoing maintenance, with all design, equipment, construction expertise & project execution managed by Rotary and the selected vendors. Projected life of the project is 20+ years.
In order to ensure getting the DDF (RID 3131), multiple host clubs may be involved including smaller rural local clubs, all providing financial and execution support inputs. The same may apply to the international partners. But the lead will be taken by one club each at local and international levels.
Excavation Costs: Rs 507,500; Drip Irrigation Equipment: Rs 20,00,000; Total Project Costs: Rs 25,07,500 ie $36,875 (@Rs 68 = $1.00))
Contributors Contribution TRF Matching
International District (DDF) $ 6500 $ 6500
International Partner Clubs $ 6500 $3250
Host District 3131 (DDF) $ 3000 $ 3000
Host Clubs (Sports City et al) $ 5418 $ $2709
Grand Total $ 36877 (Rs 25,07,7636)
The benefits of this project are multifold. First is improvement of water availability throughout the year for drinking and agriculture, followed by economic and community development. This project will improve the overall quality of life over 20,000 beneficiaries in 7 villages for years to come.
LOCAL CLUB: Rotary Club of Pune Sports City & RID 3131, India
For further details, contact: Rtn Sandesh Savant, 91 98220 91102 firstname.lastname@example.org
I met Rtn. Sandesh Savant at RI convention at Sao Paulo in 2015 and their club is actively involved in many grants projects. Sandesh Savant worked as a Chemical Engineer in Houston for many years and settled in Pune, India (near Mumbai).
Krishna Murthy email@example.com
Grant Committee Member 970 691 3610
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