Help villagers get regular water supply through a water tank or pond rejuvenation, INR 15400

Tropical Research & Development Centre’s (TRDC) Paryavaran project, which is run in the Western Ghats (Uttara Kannada, Chikkamagalur 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/ water resources, and conservation of wildlife.

How It Works

• Smaller wetlands and ponds on first order streams of the Varada river basin are restored in order to reduce flooding and to enhance the groundwater in the area so as to mitigate drought.
• TRDC’s volunteers keep searching for suitable sites in the project area (which is currently the Uttara Kannada District) and initiate discussions with the local communities on the same.
• Regular water supply assures them of a crop, which translates into income.
• The water bodies also play an important role in managing floods, droughts and other climate related adversaries.

The Statistics

• The rejuvenation of a lake can take up to a month and can benefit 5-10 farmers.
• One of the selection criteria for beneficiaries is that their family net income is less than Rs. 50,000/- a year.
• In the year 2013-14, 8 lakes were developed / rejuvenated benefiting 1500+ people.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Removal and transport of accumulated silt/ hard earth by mechanical devise @ Rs.1.50/cft for around 9000 cft 14000.00
Admin and Feedback Reporting Cost 1400.00
Unit Price 15400
Total 15400
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Conserve Lakes and Wetlands, Rejuvenate Yourself
A small wetland/ lake near Kokalli village was silted up without storage capacity thus resulting in acute shortage of drinking water resource around the village. Depletion and degradation of water resources in the village had gone virtually unnoticed.
TRDC-PARYAVARAN project helped few poor families who were doing farming nearby motivating them to take up the cause of water conservation and promoted a wetland with their participation. They actively participated in rejuvenating the pond with the contribution from individual donations made via Giveindia website at a cost of Rs.28600
Now the village wetland / pond regularly fills up during monsoon season, recharges groundwater system, provides drinking water for cattle and wildlife population and also irrigation water for near by paddy fields. It fills almost 9-10 times during monsoon and water gets percolated to the ground and enhance the village ecosystem. These families are also happy this year that they got good crops because of water storage in the pond during monsoon and cropping season.

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