- The average rainfall in Chikkanahalli in Tumkur is 700 mm, but the lakes are filled with silt, hence they have no capacity to hold water.
- The silt can be removed and is effective as a fertiliser.
- 90% of the surrounding bore wells in the village have also dried up
- Villagers depend on tankers and neighbouring villages for water
Reviving a 300-acre lake will transform life in the villages surrounding it. This is a herculean task and the most effective way to do it is through an innovative concept called "LAKE-IN-LAKE". In this concept, smaller lakes (water collection areas) would be built within the larger lake so as to ensure there is groundwater recharge. This is more cost-effective and efficient.
The LAKE-IN_LAKE initiative that needs support and funding will be of approximately 1-acre size. This will impact about 75-100 acres. The plan is to build 3 such lakes for this 300-acre area. The catchment area (ie. an area of land, where the surface water from rainfall flows to form the lake) is 1 km.
The lake is in Chikkanahalli village, Tumkur district (near Bengaluru).
This campaign is being done by the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar, IIT-IIT ( an organization of IIT alumni) in partnership with Mr. Ayyappa Masagi from the Water Literacy Foundation.
The total funds required to create one lake is about INR 5.6L. The total for 3 lakes is INR 16.8L. Me and other students from different schools are coming together to raise these funds. The more we raise the more lakes we can revive. The initial objective is to raise INR 5.6LL and the ideal scenario is if we raise the entire INR 16.8L. Each lake is a standalone project.
THIS IS WHAT THE PLACE LOOKS LIKE AT PRESENT
REASONS TO FUND THIS CAMPAIGN
Hello! My name is Aashmika Varma. I am a Grade 11 student at Ekya School ITPL School.
I have undertaken this campaign to revive a dead lake in Chikkanahalli village, Tumkur because lakes are important ecosystems that can sustain a healthy balance of aquatic life, help support our socio-economic needs and even reduce the impact of floods. Lakes in the country have suffered the most at the hands of 'modernization'. A general disregard for natural resources has been the major contributing factor to the climate crisis we are facing today. The lack of sustainable development is why the world is rapidly losing control over the condition of the environment.
Please continue to support this campaign even if it reaches its goal. Funds raised beyond that would be used to revive more lakes. We are doing this campaign in partnership with Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. This has 80G tax benefits. Please fund this campaign generously.
LAKE IN LAKE - A CONCEPT
A VIDEO BY AYYAPPA MASAGI - FOUNDER OF WATER LITERACY FOUNDATION
ABOUT ROTARY BANGALORE INDIRANAGAR
Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar, is a 140 member club, with members from diverse communities and regions. It's engaged in various community service projects which include projects around health, infrastructure, water conservation, education. It's a model Rotary Club and we are very proud of the partners we have and the impact we have made. Some of our initiatives include:
1) Karunashraya - Hospice for advanced cancer patients.
2) Pediatric Heart surgeries: We do over 300 annually
3) Eye Care Hospitals at Kolar & Tumkur: Over 5000 cataract surgeries done annually.
4) We have 8 adopted schools
5) BGMS - We support the stay and school for 300 orphans & parent children.
6) Vocational Training on Computer course, Retail, and Banking.
7) Pediatric Cancer Treatment
8) Scholarship to 500 needy students annually.
9) 78 Anganwadis restored.
10) Lake revival schemes.
Their charitable trust is exempt under the 80G rule under the IT act.
They are a very transparent and system based Rotary club and are known as a model Rotary Club.
IIT FOR IIT
IIT-IIT was set up with a vision to influence India’s transformation by creating a roadmap for social sector NGO programs to achieve national impact. We are Bengaluru based.
IIT-IIT believes that the need of the hour is to achieve national scale for NGO programs that would change India’s narrative (in their target market). The focus areas are Education, Healthcare, Livelihoods (including water for livelihood). Improving outcomes in these areas would provide India with an educated, healthy, and self-reliant population, accelerating the pace of India’s upward movement on the Human Development Index, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals(SGD's).
WATER LITERACY FOUNDATION
Water Literacy Foundation is an organisation based in Bangalore, Karnataka headed by Mr. Ayyappa Masagi, whose high goal is to make India a "water-efficient nation" by raising awareness about water scarcity and establishing rainwater harvesting in all areas of India.
The Water Literacy Foundation (WLF) has organized more than 8,000+ water awareness programs so far, training the “Water Warriors” of tomorrow. Together with Rain Water Concepts (RWC) the organisations have implemented turnkey projects at over 9,000+ locations including 189+ industries, over 321+ apartments, 43 luxury villas, over 30,000+ individual houses, 233+ educational institutions and rural areas. So far, more than 40,000 drylands have been converted to a wetland through rainwater & greywater harvesting.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
Will we get to know the details of how the money was spent?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar. It will take from 2 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once we get this information from them, we shall upload this to the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the impact we have made and how the monies have been spent.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly. The receipts will be sent by the Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.