Help to construct a water harvesting structure/rejuvenate small silted tank used by 4-5 farmers, INR 8500

Water conservation is one of the many areas that Manuvikasa focuses on. With the assistance of local experts, the NGO builds 4 water tanks per village within a span of 2 weeks. The farmers themselves choose the location of these water tanks.

How It Works

• A survey is conducted and poor farmers with minimal income are identified. • An appropriate site for rejuvenation or construction is selected during initial discussions.
• Drilling machines are used for one day, post which Manuvikasa’ s staff and/or volunteers complete the work through manual labor.
• First, 2-3 labourers de-weed and clean the site.
• Then, the water supply feeding channels (one for input and the other for output) are cleared.
• Both activities take approximately 5 days. After this, the bunds are strengthened using locally available rub stones.
• For rejuvenation, the silt clogging the tank is removed. Rejuvenation takes a month, as the soil also needs to be dried.
• The effort, time and cost needed for rejuvenation and construction are same.
• Therefore they are assured of a crop, which translates into guaranteed income.

The Statistics

• It takes approximately one week to complete the construction.
• Each structure lasts for more than 10 years, needs no maintenance, and benefits 4-5 farmer families.
• The NGO conducted a survey and have identified 60 poor with an income of less than Rs. 1000/- per month to receive this service.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
1 day rental charges of JCB machine 7500.00
Supervision work by local volunteers 1000.00
Unit Price 8500
Total 8500
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