For sustainable development Regeneration of Diversion Based Irrigation on Deo river of Sinnar Block of Nashik District Suppor ted By- Jamsethji Tata Trust
For sustainable development Drought prone block of Nashik District Out of 129 villages 48 villages provided drinking water by tanker in summer Rapid industrialization Agriculture land 28000 hact. 2500 hact. Eight monthly irrigated 6300 hact Devnadi IInd class irrigation
For sustainable development Devnadi is a river originating from Dhondbar village located in the hills of Aundhepatta of Sahyadri Mountain, 26 km. from Sinnar town. Devnadi was the lifeline for the 22 villages located in the western par t of Sinnar.
For sustainable development There are 20 BANDHARAS built on this river by British Government in 1870. Each check dam has a canal, which is fur ther divided into sub-canals. The gravitational flow of the water ensures that ever y piece of land is irrigated.
For sustainable development It was a community based water management system, which used to distribute water to almost 6500 ha. land of 19 villages, for 9 months. This system was functional till 1995. This system also used to recharge ground water table. Devnadi used to flow for 10 months of the year now hardly retains water for three months.
For sustainable development Due to change in cropping pattern from grains and cereals to vegetables and other cash crops like onion created more demand for water. Use of electric pumps on wells The community based water management system was slowly dismantled. Simultaneously communities also lost their rights over water resources. Ground water recharge is one of the issue in this area as the diversion based irrigation system is the only source for recharge. The growing constructions in Sinnar town increased the demand of sand,
For sustainable development The sociological transition from joint families to nuclear families resulted in the distribution of land. field channels were damaged. Indebt ness, alcoholism increased number of landless families and general lethargy towards development are other problems Lost community control over water resources is the root cause of the situation. Uncer tainty of productivity from agriculture due to unavailability of water, Demand for high capital investment for each crop and uncer tainty of market rates (especially for onion and tomato)
For sustainable development Total families to be benefited 563 Total number of Small farmers covered 157 Nos Total number of marginal farmers covered 347 Nos Total number of medium farmers covered 162 Nos Total area of land to be irrigated direct canal 268.29 Hect Total no of well recharged by canal 172 Nos Total area of land to be irrigated by well ( water 335 hect lifted from command area ) Total number of indirect beneficiaries 101 HH ( Labour work) Total length of canals to be repaired 6160M Total length of field canals to be repaired and 8000 RMT construction
For sustainable development Sr. Name Of Name Main Sub No of Area No of No of No System of canal canal sub cover Exitin Farm village in km. in km canal ed g ers s struct ure 1 Bibika Vadg 3.03 4.9 8 165 6 253 Canal aon 3 Pachore Bhat 3.13 2.93 24 195 9 170 Canal wadi
For sustainable development Ongoing activities Meetings: Farmers, Gram Sabhas and Irrigation depar tment Repair of main canal and the sub canals till the farms Awareness about river pollution and encroachment Regenerating agro biodiversity, MALIV plots with women Reflection about the ecologically sustainable cropping pattern Documentation Formation and strengthen the capacity of WUA Capacity building of women in decision making in agriculture
For sustainable development Two WUA is formed in special Gramsabha. Rules and regulation of WUA is passed by gramsabha WUA set the rotation of water as per their traditional practice. Regular training , meetings and exposure for WUA member Separate bank account is maintain and collection of Rs. 200/acre/year is collection by WUA
For sustainable development This year regeneration of Diversion based irrigation provides water to 268.29 hector land for 7 months. All the farmers from the village take active roll and par ticipation through cash and kind contribution beyond par ty politics. Two WUA is formed and WUA star ted working independently. WUA set the rotation of water as per their traditional practice. 37 members from 2 villages installed drip irrigation in their field. ( more than 100 farmers will adopt drip technology in this year) Capacity building on agro entrepreneurship resulted into renewal of cropping pattern and micro planning of crops as per the seasonal market demand.
For sustainable development The collaboration with irrigation depar tment and agriculture depar tment provided access to Government schemes to the farmers. Devnadi Valley Agriculture Producers Company Ltd. is formed with shareholding of 103 farmer members from Water User Association. The company has taken significant role in liasoning with market to get better pricing for onion. Water table of the area is increased .
For sustainable development Collaboration with TaTa chemicals Participation in Mahapik Bazar and sold produce around Rs.950000/- Supply around 160 mt Onion to Khetse Agri Produce Ltd, Malerkotla, Punjab. Started supply of fresh vegetable to Star India Bazar, Mumbai on consignment basis Initiate new cropping pattern, crop rotation & Diversification Members adopt new technology of farming e.g. Drip and Micro irrigation
For sustainable development Aundhewadi Diversion Based Drinking water and Irrigation Scheme
For sustainable development Sr. Description No 1 Name of the village Aundhewadi Population ( 100% tribal village) 800 Drinking Water ( Nov to Jun) By Tanker Total Length of pipe line 1280 m Total Head 122 m Total expenses ( Budget 254000/-) 186000 ( Actual) Pipe Used HDPE and PVC Getting water flow ( 1 Feb 2011) 1.5 liter / sec Water available for domestic use 12 month Water available for Irrigation Kharip 50 Hact Rabbi 5 hact