All India DBI Partner NGOs Meet 27-28 February’2012 Puri, Odisha Presentation by : Madhyam Foundation, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Genesis of DBI in Madhyam… Feb,2008: Madhyam started a three year integrated livelihoods project in 20 villages located inside highly inaccessible reserve forest area of Ranapur block of Nayagarh district , Odisha under support from SDTT, Mumbai
September,2008… Madhyam, invited by SDTT, attended a consultation of NGOs to explore potential of launching DBI project in Odisha Madhyam submitted a proposal for 3 DBI structures in Ranpur block Madhyam was sanctioned Rs.13.58 Lacks for a period of 1 year (March’2010 to May’2011) Technical support was provided by DBI secretariat to assess the feasibility and to design the structure.
Outputs…Other than house hold use, a total of 78.8 acres of agriculturalland in 3 villages (25 acres in Jaripada,36 acres in Sanatulubi &17.8 acres in Tikirai pada) came under irrigation due to the DBIstructures.Crops like Sun flower, mustard & vegetables (Cauliflower,Radish, greens, beans, cucurbits, tomato, brinjal & chilly) weregrown with DBIs water.
Achievements… YEAR NO OF HH ACRES IRRIGATED VILLAGES BENEFITTED KHARIF RABI SUMMER2010 1 23 25 18 12.52011 2 32 53.8 35 09TOTAL 3 55 78.8 53 21.5
Innovations…Farmers practicedvegetable cultivationin a compact patch inorganized way undercommon fencing formanagement conveniencerather than individualfarmingin Tikiraipada village .
Suggestions for quality improvement…• Measures for strengthening the protection wall in the periphery of intake well• Periodical treatment of command area and de-silting measures• Provision of concrete platform with drainage at outlet points• Concrete cover of all outlet points, where ever not made• Mobilizing community for periodical cleaning of the intake structure and treatment of water• Developing volunteers from among the user community and train them on repair and maintenance of the structures• Sensitizing community on judicious use of water and safe disposal• Provisioning tools and implements to each community for repair/maintenance of DBI structures• Converging DBI with agri-horticultural program to bring a continuity in the program