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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mr. Gulbshingh Rathod, Projet Director of DRDA , Latur given speech on

Workshop on Soil, Water & Energy Conservation

WORKSHOP ON MICRO PLANNING FOR SOIL, WATER AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

THE " WORKSHOP ON MICRO PLANNING FOR SOIL, WATER AND ENERGY CONSERVATION " JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RURAL INSTITUTES (NCRI), HYDERABAD & PEOPLES INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (PIRD) AHMEDPUR (MAHARASHTRA)ON 28 Jan.2010 AT AHMEDPUR DIST. LATUR, IN MAHARASHTRA .

Objective of the workshop was that to convey the important role of farmers and women in micro planning & conservation of water, soil and energy sources and the role of an Ngo as a facilitator.

The workshop was inaugurated by Shri.Bharat Chame,President of Muncipal council of Ahmedpur. He explained the need of conservation of Water and soil. He said that we should take responsibility for various solutions for conservation of water and not always take government for granted. He also forewarned about the future problem of shortage of water for drinking and for farming.

Shri Gulabsing Rathod, Project Director,DRDA, Latur in his speech elaborated the various projects run by government for conservation of soil and water like drought prone area project, Hariyali project, Vangram Project etc. He emphasized the need of increased people participation to run and complete these projects successfully. He also explained that this is not easy task but if we decide to put our whole heart in it then it is possible.

Hon. Shri. Vithal Chandawar,Promoter & Vice President Kekatshindagi Village Watershed Dev. Programme stated that to fight the drought problem and water unavailability problem the only solution is the watershed development program. He shared his experience of watershed development project which was implemented in his village with PIRD.

He explained the various benefits of watershed development project such as increase in water table level, increase in crop yield, increase in employment opportunities, awareness among villagers for such projects in nearby villages etc. He also explained in detail the problems for implementation of such project and the possible solutions for such problems.

Shri.R.S.Ramarao, chief guest from National Council Of Rural Institutes (Ncri), Hyderabad informed the audience that it takes one thousand years to form 1 inch of soil in nature. Our lives are totally dependent on the soil of the farms so to conserve the soil is one of the greatest works. He also advised that to implement successfully the program of conservation of soil, water and energy, the planning should be from the root level and with maximum inputs from the villagers.

Shri. V. V. Bhargande, Agri. Development Officer, Zilla Parishad, Latur District talked about conservation of energy sources in nature. The definition of development is nothing but conservation of energy. He explained in detail the causes of less farm output and what measure needs to be taken .He advised need for more plantation, sprinkle water system in farms, timely charging of batteries, use of distilled water in batteries.

Pro. Shri. B B Badgire, Professor Agricultural Collage, Latur enlightened the audience on water and wind energy conservation needs and benefits. He told that the wind speed should be at least 30 to 34 km/hour to use it effectively. He suggested following things for water conservation.
 One Shouch –Khadda for every home and one must ensure that in rainy season the water falling on the top should go to it. This could reduce the the problem of drinking water by 50%.
 Farm lakes should be dug in the Black soil only.
 Water spending management for every village and at home level.

The representative from ngos and other participants expressed their views. They said they were able to understand the issue of conservation of natural resources from this workshop.


Outcome from the workshop:
1. The ngo’s from Latur and Nanded district decided to form a network under the co-ordination of People’s Institute of Rural Development to work exclusively on the issue of conservation of soil, water and energy
2. Farmers and women who participated in this workshop expressed their willingness to work on this issue in their villages.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

माती, पाणी आणि ऊर्जा संवर्धन कार्यशाळा संपन्न

अहमदपूर: दि. 28-01-10 - हैद्राबाद येथील नॅशनल कौन्सिल ऑफ रूरल इन्स्टीट्युट आणि येथील ग्रामीण विकास लोक संस्था यांच्या संयुक्त सहकार्याने नुकतेच अहमदपूर येथे " पाणी,माती आणि ऊर्जा संवर्धन बाबतचे सुक्ष्म नियोजन - कार्यशाळा " संपन्न झाली.

या महत्वपूर्ण कार्यशाळेचे उदघाटन अहमदपूर चे नगराध्यक्ष श्री भारतजी चामे यांनी केले , याप्रसंगी अध्यक्षस्थानी यशस्वी ठरलेल्या केकतसिंदगी पाणलोट कार्यक्रमाचे प्रेरणास्थान श्री विठल चंदावार हे होते. कार्यशाळेचा उद्देश आणि भावी वाटचाल यानुषंगाने ग्रामीण विकास लोक संस्थेचे अध्यक्ष श्री मच्छींद्र गोजमे यांनी कार्यशाळेच्या प्रारंभी प्रास्ताविक केले.

पाणी, माती आणि ऊर्जा व्यवस्थापण व संवर्धन याबाबतचे नियोजन प्रत्यक्ष शेतकरी आणि महिला यांनी करावे आणि स्वंयसेवी संस्थानी या कामी सहाय्यक व मार्गदर्शकाची भूमिका पार पाडावी या उद्देशाने हैद्राबाद येथील नॅशनल कौन्सिल ऑफ रूरल इन्स्टीट्युट आणि येथील ग्रामीण विकास लोक संस्था यांच्या संयुक्त सहकार्याने नुकतेच अहमदपूर येथे " पाणी, माती आणि ऊर्जा संवर्धन बाबतचे सुक्ष्म नियोजन - कार्यशाळेचे " आयोजन करण्यात आले होते.

या कार्यशाळेत पाणी, माती आणि ऊर्जा यांचे व्यवस्थापण व संवर्धन याची गरज, उपचारपद्दती, प्रत्यक्ष नियोजन आणि नियोजनातील शेतकरी, शेतमजूर, महिला आणि स्वंयसेवी संस्थाची भूमिका यानुषंगाने सर्वश्री लातूर जिल्हा ग्रामीण विकास यंत्रणा, चे प्रकल्प अधिकारी श्री गुलाबसिंग राठोड, एन सी आर आय, (हैद्राबाद) चे प्रकल्प अधिकारी श्री आर एस रामाराव, अफार्म, (पुणे) चे श्री. पी एस सोळंके , कॄषी महाविद्यालय, (लातूर) चे प्रा. बडगिरे बी. बी, व प्रा. श्री व्ही. जी टाकाणखार,सेंद्रीय शेती अभ्यासक चंद्रकांत कातळे, लातूर जि. प. चे कॄषी अधिकारी श्री. व्ही. व्ही. भरगंडे, अहमदपूर तालुका कॄषी अधिकारी श्री विजयकुमार पाटील, इ. नामवंत विद्वान आणि अधिकारी यांनी मार्गदर्शन केले.

या कार्यशाळेसाठी अहमदपूर तालुक्याती दिडशेहून अधिक शेतकरी आणि महिला यांनी उपस्थिती लावली होती. याशिवाय लातूर आणि नांदेड जिल्ह्यातील स्वंयसेवी संस्थांचे प्रतिनिधि मोठ्या संखेने उपस्थित होते. कार्यशाळेच्या समारोप प्रसंगी शेतकरी आणि कार्यकर्त्यानी आपले मनोगत व्यक्त करून भविष्यात हा कार्यक्रम आपापल्या परिसरात यशस्वीरित्या कार्यवाहीत आणण्याचा निर्धार व्यक्त करून संगठीतपणे प्रयत्न करण्याचा निर्णय घेतला.यापसंगी संस्थेचे सचिव श्री नरसिंग घोडके यांनी सर्व पाहुणे, मार्गदर्शक आणि सहभागीतांचे आभार व्यक्त केले. कार्यशाळा उत्तमरित्या यशस्वी करणे कामी संस्थेचे कार्यकर्ते सर्वश्री बालाजी सावते, सुर्यकांत राठोड, माणिक राठोड, विजय शिंदे, राजकुमार शिंदे, नंदकुमार गोजमे, सुभाष मोठेराव, मधुकर कांबळे, राजेश्वर जोगदंडे आणि उषाताई गोजमे, मंगला श्रीमंगले, सुमन सावते इ. नी अथक परिश्रम घेतले.
- मच्छींद्र गोजमे