Regeneration of Diversion Based Irrigation System on Mhalungi River Sinnar block, Nashik district

Regeneration of Diversion Based Irrigation System on Mhalungi River Sinnar block, Nashik district

  • Overview


    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.

    Commitment Target(s)
    • 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)

    • Supporting resources

      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.
      Cost Implications:
      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

      Sustainable Development Goals
      1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land
      Issue areas
      Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Poverty; Principle 5; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Water and Sanitation; Youth
      Industry sector(s) that apply to this commitment
      Construction & materials
      Country(s) where this commitment will be implemented
      More information is available in the following downloads


      Names of committing organisations Names of additional partners

      Yuva Mitra

      Note: All organisations listed above are accountable for the commitment made. These organisations are required to complete an annual communication on progress for the duration of the commitment, either jointly or individually, as laid out in the accountability section of the submission form.