Tarun Bharat Sangh of Alwar is well-known for its focus on reviving customs of water harvesting. But few know abut the economic features of the water cropping structures it has built and promoted in villages.
For every RS 100 invested in small earthen check-dams referred to as Johads, the economic creation in neighborhoods has risen by RS 400. And everything this prosperity has come through the use of only 3 per cent in the total rain. The dense forests disappeared under the railway tracks, as sleepers. The then Maharaj of Alwar, in 1930, under the influence of United kingdom, sold them out to installers to obtain timber for the railroad. Railways did not increase the living conditions with the people in any way. The people lost control over their common royaume - and after that the forest itself, a long night mare began. Migration was the simply chance of survival. But the story was to require a better change, when five young men of TBS descended on the Thanagazi block of the district. Their one line schedule was to deal with 'injustice against the people' also to 'clean the society of all evils Mangu lal Patel, an old person of the close by village of Gopal pura told those to dig tanks and build johads., Which they did and got results. The people of the region had a rich custom of building Johads, small earthen check-dams which in turn capture and conserve rain, improving percolation and surface water recharge. At present, TBS has 3 thousands water enjoying structures in 650 villagers of Alwar district to its credit rating. Its finest symbols will be five estuaries and rivers of the location, which have began flowing perennially after years of drought, a direct result of water conservation in johads.
benefits collection structures
The foremost benefit for the water cropping structures is definitely conservation of rainwater, which usually helps in Recharging of ground water simply by harvesting each single drop of rainwater. This not only maintains water to be used during the drought but as well leads to rise in the water desk in...