ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH WATERSHED APPROACH

Sponsored

UPS Foundation under UPS Grant Global Grant Program

Total Budget

INR. 18,36,179.00 (39,111.00 USD)

Project Period

2010 to 2012

Districts and Taluk Covered

Bangalore Rural District, Doddaballapura Taluk

Villages Covered

Acharlahalli, D.Kodigehalli, Gulya-Nandigunda, Sonnamaranahalli, Kurubarahally, &  Udanahalli

Project Summary

Objectives:

  • Increase the capacities of communities for sustainable management of natural resources i.e. land, water, vegetation etc.
  • To promote the overall socio-economic condition of resource poor.
  • Optimum utilization of Natural Resources for holistic development.
  • Ecological balance through reduction of soil erosion improvement of soil moisture regime and groundwater recharge.
  • Increase in production and productivity in agriculture through a watershed approach

 

Cumulative Process

 

Sl. No

Nature  of work

Approved Grant Budget

Expenditure

% of achievement (Fin)

Reasons for deviation

Physical

Financial

Physical

Financial

1

Field bund

1600 meter

32000

2500 m

64800

202.50

This village has got sloppy land compared to other villages of the watershed. Bunding is essential and the farmers are also eager to get their land bunded.

2

Vegetative bund / Strips

1290 meter

19350

1548 m

19384

100.18

3

Bore well recharge pit

30 nos

360000

35 nos

442727

122.98

The water level in the project area has gone down; the yield of bore well is decreased.  Because of increase in such low yielded bore wells, more BRCP work has been taken up.

4

Open well recharge

12 nos

60000

3 nos

23387

38.98

The open well farmers have closed their open wells either partly or completely because well are totally dried and want to cultivate in that area. In turn they have drilled more bore wells in that area for irrigation. We have taken BRCP works for such farmers.

5

Check dam

1 no

125000

1 no

124705

99.76

6

RRS

2 nos

60000

2 nos

59991

99.99

7

Forestry

15 hec

300000

8 hec

155000

51.67

Because of more supply of forest seedlings by other agencies such as forest dept, G.P, NAREGA etc, there is a less scope for this activity.

8

Horticulture

20 hec

130000

21 hec

133000

102.31

9

Vermi compost

12 nos

60000

25 nos

125026

208.38

The effect of our training on Organic farming system, the farmers have motivated and go organic systems through vermin composting system. Because of high cost of inorganic fertilizers, more farmers were interested to go for vermiculture. Still there is a lot of scope for vermiculture.

10

Micro irrigation techniques

12 Nos

66000

12nos

65500

99.24

11

Demonstration on Rain water harvesting

4 nos

200000

4 nos

199699

99.85

12

Work shop on Watershed and rain water harvesting

4 prog

40000

4 nos

40000

100.00

 

TOTAL

14,52,350

14,53,219

100.06

Impact / Outcome

  • All targeted people are get awareness & knowledge on soil & water conservation, rainwater harvesting etc.
  • Improved the status of groundwater in the area
  • Quality and quantity of water is improved
  • Improved livelihood and socio-economic status of the targeted community due to increase in agriculture production / income of 564 families.
  • Increased irrigation efficiency and agriculture production.
  • The area under irrigation was increased by 38 %.
  • Decrease in use of groundwater and energy for pumping.
  • Increase in area under vegetative cover through forestry and horticulture activities.
  • The average irrigated by a well is 1.07ha, under flood irrigation, where as 2 to 2.5ha, under drip irrigation.
  • Increased the drinking water availability in school buildings due to rainwater harvesting structures

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