G-2601

Rain Water Harvesting

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Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: India

Location: Takuka Purandar & Takuka

Total Budget: $50,000

Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Community economic development



This project rehabilitates water storage reservoirs in two rural agricultural villages in India that experience low rain, drought prone conditions. These two areas include:

Village Hivre, in Taluka Purandar, where there are two stone bunds or small dams on a rivulet. One stone bund is full of silt or the flown mud. This has considerably reduced the storage capacity of the impoundment and much less water percolates into the ground from this storage. Both bunds are in disrepair. By desilting and repairing, the water holding capacity of the impoundment will increase. More water will percolate to the ground and area wells will produce water in the summer. 2000 families are beneficiaries to this project.

A 100 acre pond at Varkute village in Taluka Indapur is another draught prone, low rain area. There are 35,000 people in two nearby villages who take their drinking water from this pond. In summer months the lack of water is severe. Getting drinking water becomes a battle every day. Desilting this pond will help make village wells produce through groundwater recharge and extend water availability into the summer.

For sustainability, trusts will be formed among both beneficiary communities, with assistance from the government. Those bodies will a collect water tax. This tax will fund ongoing maintenance of these water storage structures.

The reasons for this project are as follows:

1. Groundwater depletion by indiscriminate drawing has become a global problem. But it is more acute in developing countries.

2. The Indian subcontinent (India + neighboring countries like Bangladesh) has a peculiar rainy season pattern. From mid-July to mid-October, it rains continuously for four months. The remaining eight months are completely dry. 90% of rain water in India flows through rivers into the sea. In summer months drinking water is severely limited in many areas.

3. This area of India has a high incidence of suicide by farmers due in part to the extreme drought conditions.

4. Rainwater harvesting will help sustain water availability throughout the year in these villages. This will help maintain the village population and reduce the number of villagers who migrate to the city slums.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3131

Rotary Club of: Pune Hillside

Primary Contact: Meena Borate

Email: meenamborate@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins After Work

Primary Contact: Bill Emslie

Email: emslie.bill@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $20,000
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Collins After Work (5440)

16-Oct-20

$2,500

$2,500

$5,000

Pune Hillside (3131)

18-Oct-20

$7,500

$7,500

$15,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$20,000

-

$20,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$10,000

$10,000

Total

$50,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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%.

Project Supporting Documents


[18-Oct-20]
Budget for G-2601

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

16-Oct-20

by Bill Emslie

System Entry: Creation of project page.

18-Oct-20

by Bill Emslie

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

18-Oct-20

by Bill Emslie

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

18-Oct-20

by Bill Emslie

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

18-Oct-20

by Bill Emslie

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

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