Chandigarh: Showing the way to improving irrigation facilities in area facing water scarcity, Rotary Foundation in collaboration with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries initiated rain harvesting projects in Ropar. Over 44 members of different Rotary Clubs from four countries have reached Punjab and involved local residents for the manual construction of two check dams in Jhajjar village adjacent to holy shrine Shri Anandpur Sahib in Ropar.
The team of Rotarians comes every year and contributes towards manual construction of check dams in Indian. This is the 8th such initiative of the Rotary foundation in India. Under this initiative of the PHD Rural Development Foundation (PHDRDF), over 200 water check dams have been constructed manually across Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab with the involvement of area residents as of now. The Rotary Foundation has been constructing such Rain Water Harvesting check dams to benefit the community and increase the groundwater level and augment the agriculture productivity. The teams are led by Sanjiv Saran, Project Manager, Rotary Foundation, India, and Ellias Thomas from USA, for voluntary contribution and participation in construction of the dam, said Dr Kadambari, Chief Executive, PHDRDF.
Sanjiv Saran said that the project will have a far reaching, long-term and sustainable impact on the welfare of the local community in improving the irrigation facilities of the area. Both PHDRDF and Rotary Club team contribute in Rain Water conservation by constructing the anicut dams in water scarcity area, which have proved very effective in recharging of ground water level.
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