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Water Conservation Project Matching Grants # 74100

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23rd August 2011

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PP Dr. Manmohan Daga – Project Coordinator, IPP. Ganesh Joshi, President Tauby Bhagwaghar, PP. Vijay Naidu, PDG Vishwas Sahasrabhojnee, Asst. Governor. PP Gulab Mahant, International Director. Nisreen Mainmoon, Rtn. Deepa Jamwal were present at the Water Reservoir Project Dedication to the Public of Girad and Surrounding Villages.

This Matching Grant project was started in Late May 2011 and has been completed in Record Time (3 months) This was a massive project which was executed with the help of our own Partners in Service – Magan Sanghralaya, Wardha, under the able leadership of Vibha Gupta.
Our Partners in Service from Across the Oceans, through the able networking and untiring efforts of Rtn.Catherine Baird from Rotary Club of Pataskala Dist. 6690 were:

  1. Rotary Club of Pataskala (District 6690)
  2. Rotary Club of Whitehall Bexley (District 6690)
  3. Rotary Club of Grove City (District 6690)
  4. Rotary Club of Delaware (District 6690)

I would fail in my duty if I did not recognize the Efforts and Support of Past District Governor Atmaram Gawande of Dist. 6690 . This project has been dedicated to the Society at large today in his absence. It was his perseverance that saw this project through.

The Villagers, The Gram Panchayat Girad, The School Children from all the surrounding Villages were in a jubilant mood on this occasion. Tree plantations around the Reservoir were done by all, Prayers & pooja were done on the banks of the reservoir – For God to help us keep it full always. There was a grand function arranged on the Banks of the Reservoir where all those who participated in the Project were recognized & Felicitated.

In addition to the Actual Project of the Creation of the Water reservoir, the value added service roads, the re-creation of the many wells and roads in and around the Reservoir & in the Village with the excavated mud was an additional byproduct of the project. This has brought in an order and structure to the village and made life easy for all villagers to move around. To ensure that there should be no water logging in the Village due to the Project thus huge Cement pipes supported by Sand Bags were placed at different Places.
The Villagers Felicitated the Rotarians, Members of the Magan Sanghralaya, Wardha from the bottom of their Heart. The children sang songs. The atmosphere was really charged.

Given below are some facts and figures regarding the project. For photo Coverage of the project click here.


The objective of the proposed project is to construct a village pond to augment year around availability of water for drinking and irrigation purpose. This water pond with 460 TCM (4,60,00,000 liter) capacity will provide drinking water to 300 villagers, drinking water to 2000 cattle, irrigation facility to 50 farmers, and recharge 23 wells of two villages namely Girad and Chorvira.


The proposed water pond covering an area of 3 Acres is located at the base Pahad Farid (Hillock) in Girad village of Samudrapur Block ( Wardha district, Maharashatra State). The location of the water pond is marked on the map of Girad village Land code no.169.


  1. Water Crises
  2. Lack of Irrigation Facility
  3. Cattle Feed & Water for Cattle.


The present project is to revive the old non-functional village pond – Mata Talab (Mother Pond) located at the base of the hillock (Pahad Farid) and harvest the rain water as well as the foot hill discharge. By increasing the water storage capacity of the pond, upgrading its water retention capability and recharging it by channeling the monsoon drains into the pond, harvesting rain water the pond will have sufficient water reservoir to irrigate 150 Hact. Land, recharge 30 wells, and provide drinking water to 300 villagers and 2000 cattle.

Impact of the Water Pond:

  1. Drinking water to 300 villagers (55 Households)
  2. Drinking water to 2000 cattle
  3. Recharge 30 wells around the pond
  4. Irrigation facility to 50 small and marginal farmers (Annex 3).
  5. Direct impact on 350 acre cultivated land
  6. Increase in the area under cultivation

Better Irrigation facility will lead to diversification and intensification of farming systems on a sustained basis. The increase in yield will improve the financial status of farmers

Dimension of the Pond:

Catchment area – 40 Hector
Water storage capacity – (460 TCM.) 46000 Cu Mt / 4,60,00,000 liter
Length – 115 Mt., Breadth – 100 Mt., Depth – 5 Mt.


INR 12 Lacs from Four Clubs from Dist 6690, The Rotary Club of Nagpur, The Districts 3030 & 6690 & The Rotary Foundation

INR 3 lacs by Magan Sangrahalaya ,Wardha

Total Project Cost : INR 15 lacs

PP Dr. Manmohan Daga
Project Coordinator

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