OM Ashram's Rainwater Harvesting Project presented at FICCI Water Conference, New Delhi
On 1st November 2018, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Gyaneshwar Puri and Dharampuri participated in the 4th Edition of India Industry Water Conclave and 6th Edition of FICCI Water Awards conference, in New Delhi. The conference was organised by FICCI - Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Representing the Desert Rainwater Harvesting Initiative of OM Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram, Education and Research Centre, they met with numerous government officials, business people and NGOs, and presented this impressive project to members of FICCI and other government agencies.
The OM Ashram Rainwater Harvesting Project is indeed a large project for a single NGO: at 150 metres in length by 110 metres in width, with a depth of 11 metres the capacity of water storage in the man-made dam (talab) is 150,000 m3. The total capacity including the water in the catchment area, is 300,000 m3 = 300 million litres during the monsoon season.
This sustainability project helps to improve agriculture and economic growth by the provision of sustainable irrigation; provides a year round supply of disease-free water to local communities in times of drought, as well as clean water to the community facilities serviced and coordinated by the OM Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwarananda Education and Research Centre.
The desert environment of Jadan Ashram in 1996, before creation of the Rainwater Harvesting Initiative landscaping scheme - and 20 years later...