Location. Ghanewadi Altitude 502 mt above Mean Sea LevelLocated in North of Jalna City about 8 Km on Kundlika River.Water flows from Ghanewadi to Jalna by Gravity.
History of Ghanewadi• Constructed in early 1930 , completed in1935.• Construction was initiated by then Nizam ofHyderabad State• Mr. Bezonji Faridoonji Jalnawalla took thecontract of building the Ghanewadi lake andspent rupees two lakhs from his own pocketsso that people of Jalna could have enoughwater for the city.
Specifications Of Dam• Build on Kundlika River.• Dam Height 15 Mt. ( 49 ft ).• Dam Length 836 Mt ( 2743 ft ).• Gross Capacity when built 14440000 Mt3• Purpose Drinking Water Supply. Muncipal Corporation Use to draw 4 mld of water from Ghanewadi
Water Supply to Jalna.• 4 mld of water comes to filter bed.• 1960s there use to be water supply twice a day.• 1970s Water Supply once a day. 1980s Water Supply Once a day. 1990s Water Supply Alternate Day. 2000s Water Supply Once a Week.• Now Water Supply Once a Month.
Neglected & Forgotten.• Every one took water flowing from GhanewadiGranted.• No up keeping of Dam Done by JMC• No De-silting from 1935 to 2010 ……… 75 Years.
Water supply once in a week or two is matter of routine
Second Year 2011• 40,000 Tractors Removed.• 22.0 Lac Spent by Munch @ same spent byFarmers.• 120,000 M3 Capacity reclaimed. No Assistance Received from Government
Third Year 2012• 36,000 Tractors Removed.• 20.0 Lac Spent by Munch @ same spent byFarmers.• 108,000 M3 Capacity reclaimed. No Assistance Received from Government
Ghanewadi Jal-Sanrakshan Munch Why Remove Silt ?Total Water Storage Capacity of Ghanewadi ( As Constructed )14,440,000,000 Liters.Jalna Municipal Corporation gets 4.0 mld water per day ( 4,000,000Liters Per Day ).In a Year JMC gets 365 x 4,000,000 = 1,460,000,000 Liter Water fromGhanewadi.Evaporation Losses + Seepage in Soil + Loss Due to Gal formation +Theft = 14,440,000,000 - 1,460,000,000 = 12,980,000,000 liter. ( 89% )We are using only 11 % of Ghanewadi Water.
Ghanewadi Jal-Sanrakshan Munch Why Remove Silt ? Save Electric Bill
Forth Year 2013Work Started on 8 th March “ International Women’s day 2000 Tractors Removed
Challenge This Year.• Lifting by Farmers Poor.• Reasons 1) Draught Situation 2) Expectation ofSubsidy 3) Work started early……… Still there is time.• Best Opportunity this year to do Big Work. Wehave three months in hand.• We will need @ 60 to 80 Lac for three month.• Small Farmers needs to be given support.
Future Of ProjectWe plan to continue the work till we recover lostcapacity totally.It may take next 10 Years if we do not receivesupport from Govt.Unfortunately we failed to convince our leaders andadministration. We request dignitaries to help us inthis.There are sign of “Change in Attitude ofAdministration” and may be government will takeup this project in big way.
Importance of Project for JALNAGhanewadi is Ganga Ma for Jalna