Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed project supported by SG/OFI/SEVAI promotes water and soil conservation technology.

Contour bunding construction process
Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed project supported by SG/OFI/SEVAI promotes water and soil conservation technology and access to resources, not to mention know-how, empowers and enables these villages achieve self-sufficiency, is what the SG/OFI/SEVAI demonstrating through its projects in Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area now. Watershed management is the centerpiece of the leitmotif of sustainable development that SG/OFI/SEVAI has chosen to take to the rural parts, where its model farms and fields projects aim at persuading through example. A
Gully plugging - Rain Water Harvesting process
population of 3,176 in 13 villages was touched by the project.   SG/OFI/SEVAI conducts what it calls yield tests to help determine the safe yield from a borewell or open well, which in turn helps in opting for the most suitable pump, the depth at which it can be installed, and how much water can be drawn.
Terrace Ploughing in Dasilnaicknaoor watershed
It also has considerable experience in construction of check dams, deepening tanks, and has even demonstrated how slit can be turned into nutrient-rich manure for the fields, and the innovative sloping agricultural land technology that optimizes land use to grow food crops, horticultural produces and afforestation.
The Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed implanted by SG/OFI/SEVAI is simply the geographic area through which water flows across the land and drains into a common body of water. The Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed boundary more or less follow the highest ridgeline around the stream channels and meet at the bottom or lowest point of the land where
water flows out of the watershed, the mouth of the waterway. Much of the water comes from rainfall runoff. Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed is important because the surface water features within a watershed ultimately drain to other bodies of water.  Everything upstream ends up downstream. We need to remember that we all live downstream and that our everyday activities can affect downstream waters. Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed Management of the environment has been primarily focused on specific issues such as land, and
Check dam construction
water.  To establish a method to tackle problems managements must come together to better understand the interactions between the environmental components and the actions that can be taken by all towards the goal of ecosystem integrity. While it may be easy to dismiss the importance of dirt, it's a fact that soil is vital to humankind. Over 99 percent of human foods come from the earth. Soil loss can have catastrophic consequences. Development and Sustainability, reported that several locations are losing soil 10 times faster than it can be replaced through natural processes. The loss of soil translates into serious economic losses. The task in finding ways to stop soil erosion becomes one of finding ways to conserve soil. There are several methods of soil conservation that is achieved through agricultural practices being implemented by
Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed, a project of
Rain Water desilted catchment area
SG/OFI/SEVAI.The soil conservation measures undertaken are in this project ;
With no till farming, crops are allowed to remain rather than being plowed under at the end of the season. This practice keeps soils anchored in place rather than having bare ground exposed to wind and water. Use of terrace farming in Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed of farming uses the topography of the land to slow water flow through a series of terraces. This manipulation of the water flow prevents it from gathering speed and washing soil away from farmlands. Practice contour farming undertaken in Thottiyapatty/Dasilnaickanoor area watershed. Contour farming replicates the effects of terrace farming, but on a smaller scale. Rather than planting crops in straight vertical rows, crops are planted following the contour
Gradiant ploughing in Thotiyapatty watershed
of the landscape. Crops planted up and down hillsides create pathways for water to flow. Crops planted parallel to the land slow the flow of water that prevents soil erosion. Impervious surfaces like driveways and patios allow precipitation to flow freely over them. -Govin

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