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River Rejuvenation - Dyavasa Punarujjivana

It was in the month of May, two years ago, the rural village Heggodu and its surroundings, by the side of Western Ghats was experiencing severe drought. Ladies and children were waiting for release of drinking water by the gram panchayat through pipeline which was never the seen before. 

 Malnad region, which used to get about 3000mm of rainfall during 2009-10, started receiving 1/4th of it due to 4 years of sequential deficit in rainfall. 'Dyavasa River' is a  lifeline of about 4000 population in 15 villages in Shimoga District of Karnataka State, India, that runs about 9 km and joins the main river Sharavathi, famous for its Linganamakki dam and Jog falls. It is the main source of  drinking water and agricultural activities for the rural population where agriculture is the main occupation.

There are about 21 tanks along the river that need desiltation and several check dams and  recharge wells  to be built along the river to sink water to the ground during monsoon to rejuvenate the river and make it flow during summer also.

That is when 'Dyavasa Punarujjivana Samiti', a committee of local people with a resolve to take it on  was born to rejuvenate the  small river stream 'Dyavasa' which is a life-line for the villages both for drinking water and agriculture.

A committee of local people call 'Dyavasa Punarujjivana Samiti' has been formed under the agies of a local foundation called 'Kakal Foundation' to prepare the action plan and take up execution. A scientific plan with help from the river rejuvenation group of The  Art of Living-Bangalore using satellite maps, contour mapping, intervention points is prepared and ready for execution. Few of the tanks have been de-silted  during last summer and further work should progress. This fund rising effort is to complete the project and provide sustainable drinking water and agriculture water source for the rural population. 
About 6 tanks have been de-silted in the last two years and more to go. Further 15 tanks and check dam construction activity is taken up one by one as and when the funds are mobilised. Contribution from Kakal Foundation, a local NGO, by the local people, by those who reside outside the village, but want to give back to their roots and general crowd funding contributions are used. Hopefully, with such efforts, the river stream will start flowing again, wells will get rejuvenated and the villagers don't have to wait for pipeline water again.

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Article in Bangalore Mirror about Project
Article in Bangalore Mirror about Project
local team meetings in progress
local team meetings in progress
Local team participation in the project
Local team participation in the project
Dyavasa River Rejuvenation project action plan
Dyavasa River Rejuvenation project action plan
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Article in local newspaper

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12th June 2020

Dyavasa Punarujjivana - Dyavasa river rejuvenation program is an on going program that may need over 5 years as the work along the river can be done during summer months only when the tanks and rivers dry up.As part of the program this year, maintenance of one of the tanks de-silted last year by creating walking path and reinforcement of tankbund was taken up. Also, another new tank at the upstream location which is also a primary source of dyavasa river called 'Kilageri kere' was started.Attached photos are about the maintenance work of last year's tank and the starting of the new tank this year as a general update to donors on the progress without whose generous donation this would not have been possible.

Dyavasa Punarujjivana - Dyavasa river rejuvenation program is an on going program that may need over 5 years as the work along the river can be done during summer months only when the tanks and rivers dry up.As part of the program this year, maintenance of one of the tanks de-silted last year by creating walking path and reinforcement of tankbund was taken up. Also, another new tank at the upstream location which is also a primary source of dyavasa river called 'Kilageri kere' was started.Attached photos are about the maintenance work of last year's tank and the starting of the new tank this year as a general update to donors on the progress without whose generous donation this would not have been possible.
5th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

Tank de-siltation work as part of Dyavasa River Rejuvenation project is 80% complete and water has started collecting in the  Tank now due to good rains. The expense vouchers have been prepared for payments to be made to the contractor for the JCB work and labour work.

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Dear Supporters,

Tank de-siltation work as part of Dyavasa River Rejuvenation project is 80% complete and water has started collecting in the  Tank now due to good rains. The expense vouchers have been prepared for payments to be made to the contractor for the JCB work and labour work.

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26th June 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your recent contribution to the de-siltation of one of the tanks as part of 'Dyavasa Punarujjivana' river rejuvenation program.
Just after a few showers of rain, water has started collecting in the recently de-silted tank and the results are encouraging. We are very sure that it will help recharge the ground in the area and contribute to the flow of the stream as it is one of the upstream tanks.
Please take a look at the photos before that you have seen already and now after initial rains.


Your contribution has made a difference.

We had started this campaign for 'crowdfunding' for the cause of 'Dyavasa Punarujjivana' river rejuvenation program that consists of de-silting of about 15 tanks one by one and creating check dams and re-charge wells along the river.
One of the projects was to take up de-silting of an upstream tank with which this campaign started. After successful de-siltation with help from donors, local people, a local foundation, etc., after the initial few drops of rain itself, the results are encouraging. Water has seen accumulating in the tank already. We would like to extend the campaign as there are many more tanks to go and the initial results are very positive. Your contribution is making a difference already and any help from any source is most welcome.

Please donate and request others.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your recent contribution to the de-siltation of one of the tanks as part of 'Dyavasa Punarujjivana' river rejuvenation program.
Just after a few showers of rain, water has started collecting in the recently de-silted tank and the results are encouraging. We are very sure that it will help recharge the ground in the area and contribute to the flow of the stream as it is one of the upstream tanks.
Please take a look at the photos before that you have seen already and now after initial rains.


Your contribution has made a difference.

We had started this campaign for 'crowdfunding' for the cause of 'Dyavasa Punarujjivana' river rejuvenation program that consists of de-silting of about 15 tanks one by one and creating check dams and re-charge wells along the river.
One of the projects was to take up de-silting of an upstream tank with which this campaign started. After successful de-siltation with help from donors, local people, a local foundation, etc., after the initial few drops of rain itself, the results are encouraging. Water has seen accumulating in the tank already. We would like to extend the campaign as there are many more tanks to go and the initial results are very positive. Your contribution is making a difference already and any help from any source is most welcome.

Please donate and request others.
Rs.100,101 raised

Goal: Rs.10,000,000

583 Days to go

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DP
Deepak donated Rs.25,000
D
Dilip donated Rs.5,000

Chandra - Happy to contribute to this great cause. Good luck

SS
Sumit donated Rs.2,500
P
Prashantha donated Rs.10,000
MK
Mohan donated $100
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VANDANAHEGDE donated Rs.10,000