Description of Activities:
1. Farm Bunding: Formation of contour bunds in rain fed agricultural lands is one of the prime activities in the programme. Bunding with cross sectional area of 0.5 sq.mt. was carried out in rain fed farm lands across the slopes. These interventions arrest soil erosion and increase the water regime particularly sub soil moisture in rain fed lands to increase productivity. The bunds are also fortified with vegetation
2.FarmBunding with stone revetment: Rain fed farm lands with slopes greater than 6% slope, were treated with bunding and strengthened them with stone revetment on the upstream side. The bunds besides conserving the soil, harvested run-off water behind the bunds and enhance the availability of moisture to rain fed crops during dry spells.
3.Farm Pond: A life saving structure for rain fed crops. It is constructed with measurements of 8Mt.x8Mt.x2Mt. with side slopes of 1:1, in lowest contours of the farm land so as to collect the water drained from upstream side. The water impounded in the farm pond is utilized to provide lifesaving irrigation to rain fed crops during prolonged dry spells. The inner slopes of the farm pond are lined with cement mortar so as to retain water for a longer period. The Farm Ponds, when lining is not done, would recharge the ground water.
4.Dry Land Horticulture: Rain fed agricultural lands when planted with horticulture tree crops like Mango, jamun, Tamarind, etc., the farmers are assured of sustainable income, every year, besides ameliorating the environment through vegetal cover. The farmer use drip for irrigating the plants if bore well is available, or water the plants manually from the Farm Ponds. The number of plants per Acre is 70. Commercial yield starts from 5th. Year. The farmer normally get an income of a minimum of Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 10000/- per acre if managed properly.
5.Percolation Tank: Percolation tanks harvest rain water and increase the ground water level, through recharge. They would help to bring additional area under irrigation or stabilize the existing bore wells. The percolation tank has the advantage of spreading water in a larger area, thereby facilitating quick ground water recharge. Also it helps in increasing the sub soil moisture in its surrounding area and hence greenery. The water stays generally for 5 to 6 months and the water is used by cattle for drinking and people also use for washing clothes, protecting rainfed crops etc. Thus the percolation tanks have multiple uses.
Percolation Tank ,Gubanapalli
7. Convergence with other Programmes: Farmers seize opportunities to make use of resources from other Organisations and Government departments, through the facilitation by AccionFraterna. Nearly 35 farmers of Battuvanipalli ,Mallipalli, and Garudapuram watershed villages, are provided with solar pump sets and drip irrigation systems by R.D.T. Many farmers have excavated farm ponds under MGNREGS in their farm lands for critical irrigation to save crops during dry spells.
Solar Pump set ,Mallipalli.
NABARD WATERSHEDS CONSOLIDATED ACHIVEMENT REPORT AS ON 31.05.2016
Name of watersheds: Battuvanipalli, Papampalli, Mallipalli, Dasampalli, Garudapuram and Gubanapalli.
Components of Treatments
Area in Ha.,
New Farm Bunding
Farm Bunding with Stone Revetment
Trench cum Bund
Stone Gully Plug
Dug Out Pond
Mini Percolation Tank
Rechage of Wells
Rock Fill Dam
Flood Control Bund
Water absorption Trench
Earthen Gully Plug