Water Conservation Project 2017
Important Benefits of the Project
- Revival of a well in Pimpalvati village has increased its water storage capacity.
- Farm ponds have created a sustainable water resource for villagers’ farms.
- Farm ponds would allow villagers to grow 'Rabbi' crops during lack of rain.
- With an increase in the groundwater level, villagers may grow fruits like Sapodilla and custard apple in their farms.
- A possibility of an additional income source is created through fishing in the farm pond.
- Progress of the villages towards water sustainability.
- Housewives in Pimpalvati & Kotambi villages won’t have to come down the hill and climb their way back along with the water containers now.
- Since manual labor, instead of a JCB, was employed for constructing the farm ponds, it provided the local people with employment during summer season when there is hardly any work generated through ‘MNREGA’ scheme. It stopped them from migrating to urban areas during summers.
- Since villagers have built their own water resources, it has created a sense of affinity and responsibility towards the assets.
- SPARK Foundation also plans to research, conduct workshops and create awareness in the above villages regarding water management, crop management and fair distribution of water.