Phad Irrigation – a joint effort by the people of Jamwadi village, IIRD, and Dilasa (18th June 2014)

The PaaniSevikas of Jalna – Sharda, Aruna, and Kavita – spotted the possibility of Phad irrigation in Jamwadi village. The Phad system was introduced to PaaniSevikas and some farmer representatives from the exposure trips to Yavatmal where they had seen the structures done by the villages there with the support of Dilasa. Along with the farmers in the selected area, the land survey was conducted and the Phad irrigation system was completed by mid-June. Now, they eagerly wait for the rains that would fill the check dam and then irrigate their farms without the use of any external energy but only through gravity.

Due to this Phad system, nearly 150 acres of land will be under irrigation. About 20 farmers will benefit through this initiative facilitated by IIRD and technical advice of Dilasa. Now, they are also planning for another a “Doh system” alongside the Phad for recharge of underground water.



Joy Daniel, the Executive Director of IIRD,on a monitoring visit to the location of Phad on 18th June 2014.



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