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LETS MAKE A 8KM CANAL FOR 700 DROUGHT-HIT FARMERS IN 15 DAYS
Horti, Maharashtra, India
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Building water canals in Horti village of Osmanabad district in Maharashtra. Impacting lives of 700 farmers and their families.
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INR 3,14,802
GOAL INR 3,00,000
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Started from 20/05/2016
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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BUILD A 8KM CANAL IN 15 DAYS TO BENEFIT 700 FARMERS IN THIS DROUGHT HIT VILLAGE

BACKDROP: 

Farmers in the Marathwada & Vidarbha region of Maharashtra are reeling from a drought of unparalleled magnitude. The rains will come soon BUT the farmers  will end up in a similar situation like today’s UNLESS they have a way to store the run off water from the rains!

SO WHAT DO WE DO?

ACTION PLAN: 

The Suryoday Parivar plans to build mini canals, which act as reservoirs for water for drought hit village . Gearing them to harvest rainwater from the monsoons. We are targeting specific villages so that farmers in that village have water long after the rains have ended.  We need your funding to make this a reality. The first project is in a small village called HORTI in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra! This is an inspired initiative from Sadguru Shri Bhaiyyuji Maharaj.

This is a collaborative effort with the farmers pitching in & contributing 50% of the total cost of the project .So off the 6L required only 3 L needs to be crowdfunded while the balance will come from the 700 odd farmers .

(SEE MAP BELOW)

PROJECT PARTICULARS:

Name of the Village – Horti, Osmanabad District

Length of the Canal being constructed – 8kms

Time taken for construction – 300hrs

Farmers Impacted – 700

Individuals impacted – 3200

Cost of project for crowdfunding – ONLY 3 Lakhs.

THE TOTAL PROJECT COST IS 6 LAKHS, OF WHICH 3 LAKHS IS THE CONTRIBUTION FROM 700 FARMERS OF HORTI VILLAGE.


CANAL DIMENSIONS:  

These canals are about 15 feet deep & 60 feet wide & are built to store water in such a way that farmers who have fields on either side of this canal can draw water from them. 3 L works out to a 500 INR amount  per farmer!

Imagine just a 500 INR contribution from you will benefit a farmer & his entire family!

PLUS the soil dredged to make the canal is used to fertile soil in the fields & greatly enhances yield.

THE CORE OBJECTIVE: 

Our country is an agricultural country. Approximately 50% of the population of India is employed in the agriculture sector each of them are indirectly linked to each other | 16.1% of the India’s GDP is generated by the agriculture sector. Most parts of the nation do not have adequate water systems to support agriculture. This is having a direct impact on the farming community. As a result of low rainfalls over the past few decades, water tables are drastically reducing where wells and streams have dried up.  Modern lifestyle leading to ecological imbalance is the primary reason for untimely and low rainfalls. Water is the lifeline of all forms of life on earth , conservation of water is no longer just a need but an alarming necessity of the hour. Suryoday Parivar led by Sadguru Shri Bayyuji Maharaj , is making efforts to conserve water through rainwater harvesting, construction, deepening of ponds and construction of canal heads.

OUR MISSION:

Suryoday is committed to the promotion and protection of natural water bodies. Also with construction and deepening of the canals there has been an increase in the water tables in villages of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Through the various awareness camps effort are being made to emphasize the importance of conserving and preserving water and how it could better the ecology and the society as a whole.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS:

Under this scheme many ponds and canals have been constructed in Aurangabad and the Osmanabad districts. Suryoday has strived successfully towards the deepening of the Old Shivkalin Ponds. Also, the fertile soil from the dredging of the ponds & from creating canals is distributed among the farmers, which help them increase their yield and productivity.

The picture below is of one of our successful canal projects in Village Murta, Osmanabad district.


Risks and challenges

* Farmers need to fund 50% of the project cost .However given the current conditions they may find it difficult to give the full amount in some cases . Any such shortfalls from the farmers will be taken care of by Suryoday Parivar.

* Suryoday Parivar is working round the clock to make these initiatives successful. However, people need to change lifestyles and ideologies - especially our behavior towards natural resources. The biggest challenge is to bring about a shift in societal thinking and beliefs. 

Weekly Updates have been committed to after the campaign ends.
1 year ago


Dear funders and supporters, 

Here is the full video story of how this campaign was not just successfully funded, but the canal has been built & is filling up with water. Thanks to all the generous funders for making this a reality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hR2oHN9tv0

1 year ago


Dear funders and supporters,

Horti village canal received it's first pre monsoon rains on the 8th of June. The following images are of the canal that has started filling with water. The farmers can not stop rejoicing this day that they have been waiting for years. This would definitely have not been possible without all your contributions. The farmers convey their gratitude and blessings. 




1 year ago


Dear Funders,

We are pleased to inform you about the completion of the canal in Horti Village. It took us less than 15 days to complete it. If it was not for your generous contributions Horti farmers would not see hope for the immediate future. Thank you once again!! The farmers convey their gratitude to all of you. Below are some of the pictures of the construction.

The Canal completed: Awaiting rains for the canal to be filled with rain water. 


1 year ago


Dear Supporters,

Below is the link for our campaign that featured on Moneycontrol on the 27th of May, 2016.

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/current-affairs/how-drought-hit-farmersbuildingcanal-via-crowdfunding_6753661.html

This is the first time that our farmers have received such overwhelming support not only from citizens across the country but also from the media. 

I once again, Thank you all for your generosity and support.

Sincerely,

Sunil Patel

Suryoday Parivar

1 year ago


Dear Supporters,

I want to express my appreciation for your generosity in support of this campaign "TO BUILD A 8KM CANAL IN 15 DAYS TO BENEFIT 700 FARMERS IN THIS DROUGHT HIT VILLAGE". Your committement for social services incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. Your assistance means so much to us but even more TO BUILD A 8KM CANAL IN 15 DAYS TO BENEFIT 700 FARMERS IN THIS DROUGHT HIT VILLAGE". Thank you from all of us.


Sincerely,

Sunil Patel  

Suryoday Parivar  


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