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Jaldoot testimonials

Jaldoot - Swapnil Jadhav - Dapti, Tal - Javhar, Dist – Palghar

Atlas Copco Water 4 All - Project Jaldoot Swapnil Jadhav
In November, 2015, I met Pramod Kulkarni and Nanamama of Sevavardhini at ‘Vayam’ office. We had a discussion about ‘Jaldoot’ project. Before, discussing with Sevavardhini, we had a small conversation with Milind dada about this project. After meeting Sevavardhini representatives all queries were resolved and we decided to participate in this project along with one of my colleague from Vayam for one year.

We have identified a village – Dapti in north konkan’s Palghar district in the part of Sahyadri hills range, faces acute problem of water every year during summer. Though the place receives rainfall of 2000 to 2500 mm for 4 to 5 months.
Resulting this situation, less opportunity of agricultural activities and no income, forcing people to migrate to adjacent areas for their survival.

Even ‘Vayam’ has identified the situation but couldn’t address/work/solve due to lack of knowledge, opportunity and resources. After knowing about the project Jaldoot we felt the opportunity has come to our doorstep with proper research and solutions. With this we have decided to participate and work for the betterment of the village.

We have been trained on technical knowledge about watershed, water conservation methods, different methods of harvesting maximum water in soil for future and agriculture at large. This training would help us to implement the process in different places where there is a water shortage or drought.

There were four days of trainings and the first training was held in Pune. The training provided insight about overall water management, visiting various successful experiments done in villages, basics of rainfall and water stored concept to make a rain gauge, reading topo sheet map, technically doing participative resource mapping or analysis (PRM or PRA) of the locality, watershed concept and its development methods, rock-soil and its types accordingly recommended water treatments, ground water and its management and many more subjects have been covered.

The project ‘Jaldoot’ has given us knowledge which can be extended to different villages where we work. Jaldoots are like a family now as we are regularly connected and share our best practices, experiences and experiments. Through this project we are well connected and continue to work longer and together for betterment of society.

Thank you
Swapnil Jadhav