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Rain Water Harvesting- by Rotary
 
Rain Water Harvesting- The RI Thrust Area for 2004-05 was identified in 2003-04 by our District. Twenty five Clubs have taken up seriously to help clusters of villages at various locations at about 2-3 hour drive distances from Mumbai at Karjat, Khopoli, Mangaon and others. The Project cost varies between Rs. 1.25 lacs to Rs. 5-7 lacs depending on the number of villages, capacity of the water storage created etc. At least 15-20000 villagers have been benefited. This project is continued by many clubs.

 

The changes in the villages we have seen are sometimes unbelievable. There is reverse migration due to better opportunities in villages for Educated villagers who were previously trying to settle in Metros. Women who were previously spending more time just fetching water, have time to indulge in productive, creative, remunerative activities as well as educating themselves and taking care of their families.
 
We are looking for financial and other support, etc. 
Nitin Mangaldas
IPDG 2003-04, Dist 3140