HCC is committing to build on its overall goal of achieving water neutrality through location -specific strategies, and in turn, helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. HCC takes a “4 R” approach to water interventions (reduce, reuse, recycle, recharge) at its construction sites. HCC has engaged Yuva Mitra, NGO – based in Nasik district in Maharashtra to work on a community based water intervention. The company is funding the work of de-silting of a check dam at Ashapur village and rejuvenation of an associated canal system built in the pre-independence era. The rejuvenated canal would help to irrigate the land all year, which was mainly restricted till monsoon season, and would result in benefits including the retention of moisture in the soil and the conservation of water. Fuel consumption would also reduce due to reduction in usage of electric pumps thereby reducing carbon emissions.
2014 – 340 farmers get ensured benefit of water resource for at least 2 crops
2014 – 62 wells to get recharged
2014 – Increase in Ground water table
2014 – Area of land to come under irrigation ( Direct benefit of this intervention ) : 102.4 hact.
2014 – Additional area of land to come under irrigation by use of lift irrigation :140+ ha ( this includes the beneficiaries from adjacent village too)
People’s participation at every stage of planning, implementation and monitoring.
Beneficiary contribution in cash and through voluntary labour .
Collaboration with local self governance ensuring institutional sustainability of the project.
Regeneration of Diversion Based Irrigation System at village Ashapur – Proposal Preparation: Needs assessment & PRA including community mobilization – INR 3 Lacs
Execution of the Regeneration of DBI work at village Ashapur- Execution of the DBI work – Estimated Cost – INR 9.53, Community contribution: INR 1.75, Yuva Mitra Contribution: INR 1 Lac, Budget Expectation from HCC: INR 7 Lacs