083 Empowering Farmers through Watershed Management: BGVK's WDF Project in Mathani-Balewadi, Ahmednagar

Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra has been implementing Watershed Development Fund (WDF) project at Mathani - Balewadi village.  This initiative is a collaboration of NABARD, TPCDT & BGVK. This initiative aims at improving the health of the watershed, which in turn brings a wide range of benefits to the communities living in and around the area.  A total of 1134 hectors of area is covered through the water and soil conservation activities.

This initiative will substantially contribute in increasing the ground water table and ground water availability. The agriculture also is being addressed under the climate proofing component. There has been increase in the use of the organic fertilizers, organic culture banks, weather station etc.  The project is being managed by village watershed committee. The farmers are very happy about this innovative initiative and are grateful to NABARD, TPCDT and BGVK for this intervention.