SUJALA WATERSHED PROJECT

Sponsored

Watershed Development Department, GoK, Bangalore

Total Budget

545.25 Lakhs

Project Area

IYD is the Field NGO (FNGO) for three sub-watersheds:

 

  1. Seegehalli sub-watershed, Sidlaghatta taluk, Chikkaballapur district;
  2. Nilathoresub-watershed, Srinivasapura taluk, Kolar district;
  3. Yeliyurukere sub-watershed, Kunigal taluk, Tumkur district.

Project Goal

Achieving sustainable development by involving the communities in the process of increasing the productive potential of the watersheds.

Project Summary

Objectives:

  • Sustained Alleviation of Poverty in the watershed area;
  • Increase production and productivity of agricultural lands;
  • Develop and strengthen community based institutional arrangements for sustainable natural resource management.
  • Improve skill and employment opportunities under non-farm sectors.
  • Involve village communities in participatory planning, implementation, social and environmental management, maintenance of assets and to operate in a more socially inclusive manner.

Primary Objectives

  • Increasing House Hold Income
  • Improving Agriculture Productivity
  • Improving Vegetative Cover
  • Increasing Milk and Horticulture Production
  • Increasing Fodder and Fuel availability
  • Reducing Soil Erosion & Runoff to Improve Water Availability
  • Enhancing Quality and Life of Village Communities.
  • Ensuring Institutional support by Watershed Development Department as facilitator and by NGOs for community organization and strengthening.

Project Overview

Social Mobilization :

The awareness and rapport building activities were conducted in the 25 revenue villages in the sub-watershed by Individual house visits, GramasabhasStreet and colony meetingsMeetings with existing SHGs: Informal meetings:, Jathas:, Street plays, Wall paintings, Video shows, Posters:, Pamphlet Distribution: Stickers

 

Participatory Rural Appraisal: PRA exercises used

  • Social mapping
  • Wealth ranking
  • Transect walk.
  • Resource mapping
  • Seasonal mapping
  • Trend analysis
  • Matrix ranking
  • Venn diagram
  • Village history

A) Seegehally Sub-Watershed

The Geographical area of Seegehalli sub-watershed is 6232.64 hectares, of which the treatable area is 4806.39ha. There are 40 villages and 2975 households are included in this sub-watershed, which is divided into 10 Micro Catchments.

 

  • There are 32 Sujala Self Help groups, 54 non-Sujala Self Help groups and 57 Area Groups are working. These groups are conducting regular meetings and having regular savings. Internal lending, borrowing and recoveries are also happening in proper way.
  • 57 AGs were formed. One mini-micro-catchment failed to attract enough interest for its own AG, so its few interested farmers joined a different AG.
  • A Sujala Watershed Sangha was formed in each Micro-Catchment area. Around 90% of the population joined the SWS by paying a membership fee of Rs. 20, and Executive Committee (14 members) was formed in each SWS.
  • Various trainings were conducted to build SHG, AG, and EC capacities. The FNGO organized and conducted many trainings and exposures.
  • 1000 beneficiaries were selected from 86 SHGs and trained on Entrepreneurs Awareness Programme (EAP). About 30% of total beneficiaries i.e. 300 members have selected for SEDP (Entrepreneurs Skill Development Programme) skill training and all SEDP trainings were completed.

Sub-Watershed Target as per Revised -SWAP.

Sl.

No

Sectors

Private

Land

Common

Land

Total Target

Cumulative Achievement

% of achievement

1

S & W Conservation

1,00,37,304

60,30,091

1,60,67,395

135,61,626

84.40

2

Forestry

63,23,909

28,05,946

91,29,855

73,56,380

80.50

3

Horticulture

76,44,303

49,200

76,93,503

72,40,683

94.11

4

Live-Stock

7,56,600

2,00,000

9,56,600

12,50,950

130.0

5

IGA

 

 

75,00,000

75,00,000

100.00

Grand Total

2,92,46,831

90,85,237

413,47,353

349,49,340

94.00%

 

  • The implementation of the SWAP has been completed and the percentage of achievement is 94%.
  • The livestock sub-plans have been prepared for all MCs and IGA implementation was completed.

 

B) Nilathore Sub-Watershed

The Nilathore sub watershed covers 8679 Hectare. Out of which 5173.79 Hectares private land and 163.43 hectares common land treated under this project.  It covers 32 revenue villages and 4 hamlets of six Gram Panchayaths having 2875 families of population around 15000. The area is the inhabited by 662 schedule caste and 658 schedule tribes and 1555 other families.  556 families are landless laborers.  The total sub-watershed area is divided into 11 Micro-Catchments. The progress achieved so far is:-

  • 90 functioning SHGs, 28 of which are Sujala. The total savings of these Groups: Rs. 30, 05,113.
  • 64 functioning Area Groups (AGs) and the savings of these AGs are              Rs. 4, 16,556.
  • Completed all necessary SHG, AG, and EC trainings.  
  • Identified 47 Entry Point Activities and all are completed.
  • The SWAP target  and Achievement is as follows:

 

Sl. No

Activities

Total Target

Achievement

% of achievement

1

Soil & Water Conservation

20773044

20663153

99.47

2

Drainage Line Treatment

5471575

5255760

96.06

3

Horticulture

8169703

6715887

82.20

4

Forestry

6721449

6391702

95.09

5

Livestock

1077850

1726666

160.20

6

Others

24500

7192

29.36

 

Total

42238121

40760360

96.50

7

Income Generation Activities

8250000

8212500

100

 

  • The implementation of the SWAPs is in progress and 96.50 % of the work has been completed.

 

C) Yeliyurkere Sub-Watershed

 

The total geographical area of Yeliyurukere Sub-watershed is 6424 ha, of which the treatable area is about 5905.85 ha.  It covers 52 villages having 4957 families with a population of 17,989.  The area is inhabited by 1047 schedule caste and 528 schedule tribes and 3382 other families.  527 families are landless laborers.  The progress achieved so far is:-

  • Completed all 52 Entry Point Activities with an amount of Rs.24, 43,417 and collected beneficiary contribution of Rs.2,49,500 from community.
  • There area 52 Sujala SHGs have been formed under the project where as 56 SHGs are pre-existing and are considered as non-Sujala. The total SHG savings is Rs.251,12,930. Few SHGs were involved in implementation of common land activities such as Drainage line, forestry, horticulture activities.
  • 72 Area Groups formed in this sub watershed area. They take participation in the implementation achievers especially dry land treatment works & community land works. Out of 72 AGs, only 50 groups are functioning and the total savings of AGs is Rs. 3, 15, 336.
  • All basic SHG, AG, and EC trainings have been conducted, and all exposures have been organized. 
  • Community Participation: Monthly Open house meetings, Weekly SHG, AG and EC meetings are conducting regularly.

 

The implementation of the SWAP is in progress and 96.00 % of the work has been completed.

Individual farmers are responsible for the maintenance of the private land treatments. Common land treatments are maintained by either AGs or SHGs. Common land treatments like roadside plantations, common land plantations etc. are mainly maintained by SHGs, since these plantations might benefit the vulnerable families in the area. Common land treatments like nala bunds, check dams, etc. are mainly maintained by AGs, because these activities benefit the landowners.

 

SWAP Implementation (Yeliyurukere)

Sl. No.

Activity

Over all  Progress Achievement

SWAP Target

 Progress Achieved

 %

 

 Private Land

 

 

 

   1

 Soil Water Conservation

   7,902,445.00

    7,559,587.00

96

   2

 Drainage Line Treatment

   319,756.00

     236,274.00

74

   3

 Horticulture

    9,213,401.00

     8,976,831.00

97

   4

 Forestry

    11,170,820.00

     11,063,357.00

99

   5

 Others

                  –  

              –  

   6

 Demonstration

     123,800.00

       103,000.00

83

   7

 Live Stock

     1,248,000.00

        1,154,565.00

93

 

 Sub Total

29,978,222.00

29,093,614.00

97

 II

 Common Land

 

 

 

   1

 Soil Water Conservation

    1,652,829.00

    1,405,956.00

85

   2

 Drainage Line Treatment

    8,817,161.00

    8,363,045.00

95

   3

 Horticulture

    42,000.00

    42,000.00

100

   4

 Forestry

    1,432,092.00

    1,349,089.00

 94

   5

 Others

                  –  

                  –  

           –  

   6

 Demonstration

               –  

                    –  

          –  

   7

 Live Stock

     237,100.00

     231,787.00

 98

 Sub Total

12,181,182.00

 1,391,877.00

94

 Grand Total

42,159,404.00

40,485,491.00

96