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  project name ~ Ramanwadi Watershed Program

category ~ rural development and environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Ramanwadi Watershed Program

  NGO

 

VMT (Venu Madhuri Trust)

  Category

 

rural development and environment

  District

 

Kolhapur

  State

 

Maharashtra

  Budget Approved

 

$ 5850

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sunita Mani

 

Dallas

 

  Caption

 

 

A view of the water storage structure which is now fed by the perennial streams through a 3000 ft pipe

 

  Summary

 

 

Watershed program - This project has evolved a lot. First a proposal for a consultant for watershed was requested. AID recommended training of the villagers instead. So, villagers were sent to AFARM, a watershed training center & villagers completed training in watershed work in May 2005.
Villagers are eager to carry on the watershed work for Ramanwadi in early 2006.
Along with AFARMs consultations, VMT has now with the full support of villagers proposed a full watershed proposal received with the goals as discussed below:

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

- Watershed training of villagers through AFARM completed successfully (See AFARM for details) - New watershed pipeline construction begun in May and is ongoing - Various meetings with villageres were held– All the participant who are involved in the scheme worked very hard for digging 9000 feet trench. Pipes are being installed --The fourth and the last phase of our watershed began in first week of Feb-07. Villager''s have started utilizing the water for irrigation and drinking.The production is increased significantly and more land is under cultivation.(03/06/2007)

 

  Goals

 

 

1. Drinking water supply for Upper hamlet of villages 2. Construction of cement bund for irrigation 3. Repair of earthen bund structure

 
 

  


 
 
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