Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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Developmental Prespective and Dynamics of Rooftop Rain Water Harvesting in the Villege in India
Amar Maruti Dhere

Last modified: 2015-08-14


Palsoshi village is located at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain ranges in Bhor taluka about 60 kms south of Pune city. This village have a population of 1,021 people and basically growing rice and jowar (millet). This Palsoshi village is recognized for its efforts i.e. conservation rain water through the participatory action by the local peasant community. The aim of this article to find the factors behind the adapting the rain water harvesting through the participatory actions as well as methods adopted for harvesting the water and the amount of water stored from the rainwater harvesting.  However, this article also tries to cover the advantages of conserved water to the village people in general and village women and children in particular. To conducting this study, the data collected from the frequent filed visits from rainy and summer seasons at Palsoshi village. This article is exploratory and covered the qualitative and quantitative methods. It is found that, the Palsoshi village annually stored 3.86 million liters rain water through rooftop rainwater technique. This stored water meets the demand of one family (having 4 members per family) for 300 days in a year. Although this project is supported by the government scheme but it was maintained and run by the village community for conservation of water for every body. The community operated rooftop rain water harvesting at Palshoshi village proven to the sustainable source of water supplying for the rainfed areas.