ACTIVITIES OF THE TRUST
MAJOR ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE TRUST DURING THE YEAR:
I. NABARD Supported Projects
3. Watershed Development
NCT is implementing Watershed Development Projects with support of NABARD since 2008. NCT has successfully completed Gondi-Mohagaon watershed in Katol tehsil of Nagpur under Indo-German Watershed Development project, supported by NABARD. A total area of 971.64 hectors have been fully treated with different structures/ measures with “Ridge-to-Valley” concept. This work was appreciated by the funding agency NABARD, other Government agencies, Resource NGO WOTR and others. Many dignitaries including RBI senior officials, NABARD officials, and senior Government officials have visited this watershed. Looking in to NCT’s dedicated work on watershed, NABARD has sanctioned 4 Watershed Development Projects in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. Presently implementations of these four watersheds are progressing in different stages.
NABARD’s Madhya Pradesh Regional Office has sanctioned 2 watersheds being implemented in Srijhot-Boudiayapani & Ghatlinga-Gudichattri villages of tribal dominated Tamia block of Chhindwara district. The Capacity Building Phase (CBP) had been successfully completed by both the watershed communities. NABARD has sanctioned the Full Implementation Phase (FIP) during July 2015. The sanction details are as under:
During this year, both the Village watershed Committees have successfully implementing the projects, by covering planned and targeted area. By the end of the year, the community has completed over 60% of the project work, scheduling to complete the project as per sanction, by the end of March 2019. Various structures /measures i.e, Staggered Contour Trenches (CST), Water Absorption Trenches (WAT), Stone Bunding (SB), Farm Bundings (FB), Stone Outlets (SO), Farm Ponds (FP), Loose Boulder Structures (LBS), Gully Plugs (GP), Gabions, etc.Different Demonstration plots like SRI, Inter-cropping, Grass Fodder plots are developed. Various capacities building initiatives such as Trainings, exposures, health and sanitation, SHG capacity buildings etc were successfully completed during the year. As per the sanction, support to landless families have also been successfully undertaken in order to enhance their overall income and living standard.