WATER harvesting is a commonly discussed issue today everywhere. A remarkable step has been taken in this direction by the people of some Vanvasi areas under Peth tehsil of Nashik with the active cooperation of Bhonsala Military College Nashik and Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram.
A group of Kalyan Ashram volunteers, mostly engineers and contractors, along with 70 students from Bhonsala Military College Nashik, some villagers and some Forest Department officials reached the interiors of Lavali and Sadarpada villages and constructed four check dams to store water. It resolved the long pending water problem of the villagers.
Tree plantation was also done there. The Forest Department provided the saplings and the villagers took the responsibility of taking care of the plants. This activity also brought into notice a positive side of the young generation. Now there is a hope for Vanvasis that somebody is there in Nashik to help them in resolving their problems. (FOC)