Water conservation and Post Plantation Care with Haryli-2010!
As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility activity, Buzz Corporate Services Pvt Ltd initiated a Water conservation and Post Plantation Care drive with Haryali on 24th July 2010. Hariyali is an NGO (Non Governmental Organization), working in the field of protection and upgradation of environmental conditions, having its base in Thane.
Various methods deployed by Hariyali to do so include construction of check dams, percolation and storage dams, parallel trenches across the mountain slopes, etc.
There are seven rainwater courses originating from the land and Hariyali has already constructed two check dams and one storage dam on watercourse No. 1 during the year 2009-10. So it has dug 400 parallel trenches so far all over the land across the mountain slopes.
It has now proposed to construct 20 more check dams and water storage dams across the remaining six more watercourses as per the picture attached herewith. Average cost of each such dam is expected to be around Rs. 15,000/- (Rs. Fifteen thousands only).Check dams are constructed for obstructing the flow and velocity of the rainwater and for conservation of soil. On the other hand, storage dams serve the purpose of storing and retaining the water for a substantial period even after the closure of monsoon. The entire exercise also results in increasing the groundwater level and spreading vegetation and restoring ecology of the entire region.
All the 23 employees of Buzz participated in this Water conservation and Post Plantation Care. The target was to make a dam of alternate stones and loose soil with the dimensions of one meter in height and one meter in with ad length varing form 10-12 meters. The task was completed under the supervision of instructors from Hariyali.
What Buzz employees have to say?
It was a wonderful experience to see nature so closely.Got to learn a lot about water percolation, team work etc.Enjoyed the most! Looking forward to be a part of such events in future.
It was one such experience that I could enjoy to the fullest in terms of personal contribution to the Mother Nature by taking part in activities to reduce soil erosion & water percolation.
It was great experience it was more than fun n learn activity
got to know more about plants, soil erosion, bio fuel plants ,water percolation , types of rocks etc.we learned to make natural bunds to restrict the flow of water.
It was really a great day, everyone was try to put 100% to contribute towards making blockages in flowing water, specially when all girls was standing in row to collect & transport heavy stones to make a small Dam, it was like a Buzz Family gather together for a social cause, in short it was a awesome feeling while working on this project with Buzz Team”
- Ganesh Bhalerao
It was a great Experience as we enjoyed a lot and also we got a chance to learn something new. It was my first experience. In that terrific rain also we did our task smoothly and nicely.