The water scarcity is largely a man-made disaster driven by population explosion and mismanagement of water resources. Some of the major reasons for water scarcity are: Inefficient use of water for agriculture and biased system of utilization.
India is among the top growers of agricultural produce in the world and therefore the consumption of water for irrigation is among the highest. The traditional techniques of irrigation cause maximum water loss due to evaporation, drainage, percolation, water conveyance, and excess use of groundwater.
CCD draws its commitment towards Ground Water Revitalization programme from its core principle of “growth through partnership”. Participation of farmers has been the greatest strength of CCD for several successful projects for years and water revitalization programme is no different.
The programme is divided into two parts i.e., water harvesting and efficient utilization.
Water harvesting programme in the ponds, percolation tank, repairing of check dams /sluice, stream diversion to dried open wells and constructions of new form ponds are some of the typical works that directly contribute to rising water levels in bore wells.
CCD encourages farmers and Co-operatives to manage surface water in an effective manner to meet present and future water requirements, which will create the longer impact of developing sustainable and safe irrigation system by usage of River, Tank and Groundwater through community-owned participatory processes.
Under Water Revitalization programme, CCD is working on Tank Desiltation, Renovation of check dams, Stream diversion to dried open well and Construction of new form ponds. CCD aims to achieve more such groundbreaking achievements through farmers cooperative societies in coming days.