Ford Foundation: Case Study 3

August 24, 2013

Construction of Check-Dam

Gram Panchayat  – Sonbarsa

Village – Pipraha ( Dhobaha )
Name of  Work – Construction of Check Dam under MNREGA in 2011-12

Block – Lalganj – Mirzapur

In village Pipraha ( Dhobaha Devghata ) in gram panchayat Sonbarsa in Lalganj block, the construction of the proposed check-dam (on river Ghori) as a result of participatory planning of panchayat, community and AAK, has led  to an increase in water level and 25 bigha un-irrigated land has been irrigated. As a result of that, there has been a significant increase in the livelihoods of the poor community. The harvest has been good after the construction of the check-dam . Wheat harvest has also been good. Earlier, it was rain-based and without any irrigation, the crops dried. The productivity of 12 farmer’s lands have increased.

Check dam made by MNREGA

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