130 Volunteering Initiative Breathes New Life into Eroded Landscapes of Balewadi

Ahmednagar, 2024: Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra, in collaboration with the Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT), Mumbai, organized a volunteer program to repair stone bunds, stone gully plugs, and EGP pitching in Balewadi village, Ahmednagar district. The initiative received support from Titan, Tanishq, Croma, Powercon, Tata Power, and BGVK staff, with a total of 112 participants taking part.

Stone bunds are essential for water management and erosion control. Typically constructed by stacking rocks or stones along contours, they slow down water flow, trap sediment, and reduce erosion. During the initiative, the team constructed 12 stone bunds, stone gully plugs, and EGP pitching structures. The community expressed gratitude to BGVK and TPCDT for their support.