Farmers in the Marathwada & Vidarbha region of Maharashtra are reeling from a drought of unparalleled magnitude. While there is not enough water for farming they have just enough water in many cases for themselves.
But what about the cows, buffaloes, bulls etc – they produce milk, help the farmers plough their fields and are a source of income & livelihood for the farmers
We must do something about this!
The Suryoday Parivar through the Suryoday Jeevdaya Abhiyan has already started installing water stations for these cattle. These are large tub shaped installations that hold water. We deploy them in specific areas in villages & supply water everyday for the cattle. This insures the farmer, as cattle are a LIFELINE for his family.
No wonder they say “GAAY HAMARI MATA HAI”. We need your funding to make this a reality. We are planning to install “15” number of these stations in 3 areas- Latur, Horti & Tuljapur Taluk.
Name of the Project -Suryoday Jeev Daya Abhiyan
Name of the village/villages –Latur, Horti & Tuljapur Taluk
Number of water stations for cattle – 15 numbers
Cost of water station – 1500 INR per tub
Cost of water – 100 INR per day -3000 INR per month
Total cost per water station – 4500 INR (for a month)
Cattle that would use this everyday – 1000 numbers (50 per water station)
Note: Tubs are filled thrice a day.
Cost of project – 67,500 INR
CROWDFUNDING GOAL = 72000 INR (so that net of fees we get 67500 INR)
STRETCH GOAL: If we are able to exceed our crowdfunding goal we will get more tubs & water stations installed for the cattle.
WATER TUB DIMENSIONS:
These are about 6 feet long by 2.5 feet deep & 2.5 feet wide & are built of concrete.1500 INR approximately is the cost per tub including transportation to deliver! Each full tub takes care of approximately 50 cattle. The tubs are filled thrice a day!
The water is brought in by tankers & filled in nearby bore-wells which are used then to replenish water in the tubs.