"Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth...
Targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives...
Inspiring in each other trust, confidence and support for one another..."

back    »  documents

  project name ~ Ramanwadi Watershed Program

category ~ rural development and environment




  Project Name


Ramanwadi Watershed Program



VMT (Venu Madhuri Trust)



rural development and environment







  Budget Approved


$ 5850


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4      6   7   8  

  Chapter Coordinators


Sunita Mani







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





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:





- 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)





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



 Copyright © 2003. Association for India's Development. All Rights Reserved