G-2472

51 WaterConservationStructures

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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Alwar, Rajasthan

Total Budget: $71,500

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development


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Fundraising Goal:

$10,000

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$0

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$10,000

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Greetings from India!

I hope that you, your family and all your friends as well as relatives are safe and healthy in these tough times. Although we're all caught up in the pandemic, Covid-19 in our own ways, yet to be true to the Rotary motto of serving humanity, I write to you to request you to participate with us in a Global Grant Project before the end of this Rotary Year 2019-20.

Rotary India under the leadership of RIPN Shekhar Mehta is conducting various training / strategic planning programmes through Virtual Meetings, which are proving to be very effective and purposeful. One of such major thrust areas is WATER and a mission namely ROTARY INDIA WATER MISSION has been launched with the acronym: W-A-T-E-R

W - Watershed Development

A - Awareness

T - Transformation of Water Bodies

E - Efficient use of Water

R - Rainwater Harvesting

I inform you with pride that Rotary in India have taken upon itself ambitious projects in the area of Water, which translates to a whopping 10% of the total work required to be done in the area of Watershed Development in India during the next 5 years, as estimated by the Government of India.

We require your support in this endeavour and to start with, for the following project for which we are proceeding to apply for a Global Grant to the tune of USD 71,500.

GLOBAL GRANT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 51 SUPER GABION STRUCTURES (Improvised Gabion Structures by use of Concrete).

The Gabion Structures are 'Loose stone boulder Check Dams' constructed for soil and water conservation by controlling erosion and to stabilize steep slopes across a drain ditch / water channel to lower the velocity of flow of water. Reduced runoff velocity reduces erosion and gullying in the drain ditch / water channel and allows sediments to settle out. Normally Gabion structures are in the shape of a wall built using large stones / boulders, tied with steel wires / mesh and anchored to the banks of the drain ditch / water channel. We have improvised them by using concrete and grounding them by digging a foundation and then erecting them, thus making them sustainable for long periods of time. The water which would normally runoff the surface, leaving the communities living along the length of the drain ditch / water channel without water, is stopped by the Gabion Structures and in addition to reducing the velocity, it creates storage of the water by working as a Dam and also leads to groundwater recharge. The excess water overflows the structure and is captured by the subsequent Gabion Structure, built at a distance ahead in the drain ditch / water channel, thus leading to distributed storage and groundwater recharge along the length of the drain ditch / water channel, which effectively benefits large numbers of people living along the length of the drain / channel by giving them access to water throughout the year leading to improvement of their health and also economic prosperity by allowing them to reap more than 1 crop in a year. With the availability of drinking water throughout the year, the womenfolk don't have to travel long distances to fetch water, the health of the community improves and womenfolk are able to devote time for the welfare of their family, especially children, who start going to School regularly.

Our humble request for the contribution required for this project is as under:

Contributors

Amount in USD

Home Club - Rotary Club of Delhi Central (RI District 3011): 27,000

Home District contribution (RI District 3011): 8,000

International Partner Club's contribution: 10,000

International Partner's District contribution: -

Foundation Matching against Home Club contribution: 13,500

Foundation Matching against Home District contribution: 8,000

Foundation Matching against your Club contribution: 5,000

Foundation Matching against your District contribution: -

TOTAL 71,500

Note: We would request you to also arrange a contribution from DDF of your District, if possible.

In addition to your valuable contribution, we would also request you to kindly advise the names of 2 (two) persons from your Club, who would be the Primary and Secondary contacts for the purposes of this Global Grant.

We look forward to your positive response sooner than later because we are approaching the end of Rotary Year 2019-20 and therefore we intend to upload the Application as soon as possible.

Thanks and regards!

Kuljit Popli, President Rotary Club of Delhi Central, District 3011

Primary Host Partner

District: 3011

Rotary Club of: Delhi Central

Primary Contact: Kuljit Popli

Email: kspopli@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $10,000
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Delhi Central (3011)

22-Jun-20

$27,000

$8,000

$35,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$10,000

-

$10,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$18,500

$8,000

$26,500

Total

$71,500

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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22-Jun-20

by Vineet Bhagat

CONSTRUCTION OF 51 SUPER GABION STRUCTURES - for soil and water conservation, improvised using concrete, thus making them sustainable. The rainwater which normally runs off the surface, is stopped and in addition to reducing the velocity, it creates storage of the water by working as a Dam and leads to groundwater recharge. The excess water overflows and is captured by the subsequent Gabion Structure, built at a distance ahead in the drain ditch / water channel, thus leading to distributed storage and groundwater recharge along the length of the drain ditch / water channel, which effectively benefits large numbers of people living along the length of the drain / channel by giving them access to water throughout the year leading to improvement of their health and also economic prosperity.

22-Jun-20

by Vineet Bhagat

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