Water bodies in Erode

Dams

Major Tanks

Minor Irrigation Tanks

Water Bodies

Artificial Recharge Structures Constructed so far

Check dams

Recharge Shafts

Sunket pits

Farm Ponds

Catch The Rain - Special drive by Rural Development Department

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7 types of conservation structures

Recharge shafts, recharge pits , Rooftop RWH , Sunken pits , Farm ponds , trench cutting and sand filters were proposed

65 percent works in water critical blocks

Nambiyur , modakurichi, Ammapettai, Anthiyur, bhavanisagar , Chennimalai are water critical blocks in Erode.

26.3 Cr litres can be saved

It is estimated that with these water conservation structures an additional 26.3 Cr litres of water can be saved

Water Body Restoration

3 MI tanks of Rural development department – Pungampalli , Nallur tanks in bhavanisagar blocks and Karadipatti yeri of Ammapettai block has been taken up by Environmentalist foundation of India (EFI).Two tanks in Nambiyur TP has been taken up for renovation by Olirum Erodu foundation .Town panchayat is taking up renovation of 13 ponds in its limits.

Pungamapalli MI Tank

Pungamapalli is a MI Tank spanning 54 acres. It has not filled upto full levels in last 20 years. This tank will be assured water supply from Athikadavu Avinashi scheme from the next year.

Activity Proposed

Deweeding of Prospis Julifora , Desiltation, bund formation & strengthening

New initiatives

Tamil letter ஃ shaped recharge pits at the southern deep pocket , Construction of               G shaped islands , formation of moat(அகழி) for the lake

Departments

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

Natural resource management works Form 60 percent of total works taken under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ( MGNREGS ).

Creation of Nurseries , Creation of concrete check dams under MGNREGS , Augmentation of Sources and Water Supply under Jal Jeevan Mission ( JJM ) Are also underway .

Public Works Department

Bhavanisagar dam division and Lower Bhavani Canal Division are two Division in PWD Water Resources Department.

Dam Division looks after maintenance of dams and creation of check dams . Canal Division ensures irrigation to lakhs of hectares through its canals.

Agriculture & Horticulture

Both the departments are promoting micro irrigation on large scale through Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchaee Yojana ( PMKSY)

In the last 5 years , Agriculture department has made 14096 hectares of agricultural land adapt micro irrigation , whereas Horticulture department has done it in 14724 hectares.

Agricultural Engineering

Agriculture Engineering Department is mainly associated with building structures to conserve soil and water resources for purpose of increasing Agriculture productivity.

Agri engineering is building checkdams in River valley project and providing subsidies to farmers to make stone and earthen bunding.

Erode Corporation

Description:

Erode corporation has a population of 5 lakhs. Municipal corporation has completed renovation of all 6 water bodies inside its limit and is continuously promoting increase of green cover through NGOs.

NGOs

ASHOKA TRUST FOR RESEARCH IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Karnataka

Atree is helping Training volunteers in erode for digital mapping of trees.

FOUNDATION FOR ECOLOGICAL SECURITY

Gujarat

FES has trained the Rural development staffs of Erode on using their GIS app CLART for scientific selection of sites for building water consveration structures.

ENVIROMENTALIST FOUNDTION OF INDIA

Chennai

EFI ,habitat restoration bNGO has taken up restoration of 5 tanks in Erode .

OLIRUM ERODU

Erode

OEF is supporting district administration on Tree plantation, water body conservation and health care.

ERODE SIRAGUKAL

Erode

Group of volunteers actively involved in increasing green cover in rural areas of Erode

ARAMSEI FOUNDATION

Erode

NGO run by a family which has planted more than 10,000 trees in and around Erode corporation .