Waste land became an irrigated land

Addakal village and Gram Panchayat under Addakal mandal of Mahbubnagar district demanded and implemented percolation tank work under MGNREGA. There was a place suitable for construction of percolation tank situated below two hillocks. The MGNREGA implementation functionaries, especially the Technical Assistant encouraged the farmers in the area to demand for the work as it would enable them to harvest water and cultivate crops on their lands which were lying fallow for many years due to lack of water.

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IMPLEMENTATION

The work was planned at an estimated cost of Rs 6 lakh for 2131person days of work of which Rs 4.1 lakh was wages and Rs 2.01 material cost. The work began in December 2015 and was completed in six months. The final expenditure incurred was Rs. 5.8 lakh of which Rs 4.2 lakh were paid as wages and material cost incurred was Rs 1.6 lakh. Overall the work generated 4094 person-days.

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IMPACT

The percolation work can store rain-water and its biggest impact is that the borewells in the location have recharged successfully. The tank is also useful for cattle drinking water and bathing as prior to this tank, there was no water source for them. The soil moisture and tank has made the entire surrounding area pleasant with greenery. 36The percolation tank has also led to enormous improvement in the ground water levels and 18 acres of nearby fallow land is now irrigated and 16.20 acres of dry land was brought into cultivation with groundnut crop. The details of specific benefits to nine beneficiaries is as follows:

S No Beneficiary Name No. of Bore wells Paddy in Acres Ground Nut in Acres After PT work
1. Yerukali Pedda Balaiah 1 4.00 0 Ground level water table increased by 2.5 meters
2. Yerukali

Chinna Balaiah

1 3.00 0 Before Bore well the land was dry. At present there is 2.5 inches flow from bore after recharge.
3 Kummari Naganna 1 1.00 2.00 Before Bore well the land was dry. At present there is 2.5 inches flow from bore after recharge.
4 Kummari Kondanna 1 1.00 2.00 Water table increased substantially and Bore well is recharged
5 Perki Venkatramulu 1 2.20 3.00 Before taking up of work, water level in bore well is low and at present 3.5 inches flow of water available.
6 Dhamodar Reddy 1 2.00 3.20 Before taking up of work, water level in bore well is low and at present 2.5 inches flow of water available.
7 Edgi Kondanna Goud 1 2.50 0 Ground water level increased
8 Perki Krishnaiah 1 0 6.00 Ground water level increased
9 Kummari Guddi Naganna 1 2.00 0 Ground water level increased
  TOTAL 9 18.00 16.20  
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