Support groundwater restoring through rain water harvesting

Support groundwater restoring through rain water harvesting

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Every monthly donation helps more villages get access to ground water

The residents of a village called Bhatrakere in Uttar Karnataka were experiencing an acute shortage of drinking water. Depletion and degradation of existing water resources had gone unnoticed, thus adding to the mounting issue.

Workers from TRDCs Paryavaran project intervened and motivated the villagers to invest in water harvesting projects to meet their water needs. Owing to the constant efforts of the team, the village now has a wetland which fills up dutifully during monsoons, recharges groundwater and provides drinking water for the cattle and wildlife in the region, along with providing for the irrigation of the village paddy fields.

The wetlands in the village now serve for all the water requirements of the village.

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Program Description

Tropical Research & Development Centre's (TRDC) Paryavaran project is run in the Western Ghats in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Chikkamagalur and Mysore. It intends to address the issues of climate change by working in collaboration with local farmers.

This is done through regeneration, enrichment of plants in deforested areas, promotion of eco-friendly boiling water chulas, enhancement and restoration of wetlands, water resources, and conservation of wildlife. Rainwater harvesting pits contribute to resolving water shortages in catchment areas of Varada river basin. TRDC's volunteers initiate discussions with the local communities on the same. The pits fill 5 to 20 times during the rainy season.

This enhances the moisture in the soil and results in enhanced vegetative cover and groundwater levels. The pits will also delay the water runoff on high slopes and increase water table level and reduce flood impact.

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Tropical Research & Development Centre (TRDC)
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Tropical Research & Development Centre (TRDC)

The issues of acute poverty, resource degradation, ill health, illiteracy and lack of awareness on various aspects of development among the rural communities have prompted few like-minded people from various walks of life to start Tropical Research and Development Centre. The mission of TRDC is 'Universal Access to Resources without Discrimination'

Tropical Research & Development Centre's Paryavaran project, which is run in the Western Ghats and Mysore Districts intends to address the issues of climate change by working in collaboration with local farmers. This is done through regeneration, enrichment of plants in deforested areas, promotion of eco-friendly boiling water chulas, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and water resources, and conservation of wildlife.

Tropical Research & Development Centre's (TRDC) Asha Kiran project focuses on enrollment, retention, quality education and child rights in rural Government schools in Ranibennur Taluk, Karnataka.

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Founded in 1991
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Anil Abbi

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Karnataka

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December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

TRDC developed this new small tank/pond in Gorasagadde village within Hasanagi Panchayat, Yallapura Taluk, Uttara Kannada District. All the beneficiaries are either agriculture labourers or small farmers. They were practicing subsistence agriculture in a very dry land depending on rain without any water storage facility. In the event of rain failure, their crop used to wither and result in crop failure. We facilitated villagers to understand the situation of Village Lake & take up rejuvenation through participatory processes. In all 17433 m3 of silt was removed out of which 3984 m3 of silt was removed through community contribution. 2000 m3 of tank was covered with stone revetment. Waste weir and sluice were repaired for water management & community members were trained on maintenance of village lakes.

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TRDC developed this new small tank/pond in Gorasagadde village within Hasanagi Panchayat, Yallapura Taluk, Uttara Kannada District. The lake was developed and new bund was created across valley so that the water remains stored in the newly developed pond. This will also result in constant ground water percolation resulting in ground water recharge, increased static water table in the surrounding region and also benefits inhabitants of Gorasagadde and its neighboring villages in terms of getting enhanced supply of drinking water for livestock and wild animals. Village communities in Gorsgadde village have never experienced acute drinking water shortages. Water Users Group is maintaining & protecting the tank. Community is getting irrigation water 2 times for their crops during acute summer season. The impact of the programme has spread to surrounding villages & they too have started rejuvenating village tanks in collaboration with local Panchyats & with their own efforts.

Impact - Enhanced surface water storage and groundwater recharge for irrigation to grow their food crop- paddy Ground water recharge and flow of excess water into smaller tanks/lakes situated downstream. Provides drinking water for wild animals and birds as the tank is located at the periphery of the forest or land with rich vegetation. Control of soil erosion along the valley in the hilly areas of Western Ghats.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?300
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date200
Village/City/State where project is locatedUttara Kannada / Karanataka
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19300000
Total Expenses for the project YTD20000

23 May, 2019

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TRDC has made efforts to initiate and practise rainwater harvesting through community mobilization in Western Ghats. Rainwater harvesting on hill slopes will make an important contribution to resolving water shortages in the future. TRDC has put forth this donation option that caters to promote water conservation, restoration and regeneration of water bodies through promotion of rain water harvesting pits in the villages of Uttara Kannada District. TRDC is continuously supporting their cause and supported the water rejuvenation through development of rainwater harvesting structures on the hill top. Hundreds of hectares have been covered under rainwater harvesting pits in these villages

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What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date200
Village/City/State where project is locatedSirsi / Uttara Kannada/ Karnataka
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19500000
Total Expenses for the project YTD200000

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