Rural Development

Drought proofing of villages

Several years of deficit rainfall in Marathawada region of Maharashtra has resulted in severe drought affecting farming and daily lives of the inhabitants. With Rural Development as one of our key focus areas, we are implementing a project for drought proofing of 10 villages in Beed district in partnership with Dilasa Sanstha. The project involves construction of Dohas in the bed level of stream so as to harvest rain water below ground level. This helps in recharging ground water tables of nearby areas without constructing any cement structure. The current intervention will strengthen the water resources of 10 villages, address the drinking water problem, provide water for irrigation which will enhance the agricultural income of farmers and ensure fodder supply which is otherwise unimaginable in the prevailing circumstances