PUNE: Pingori, a drought-prone village in Purandar taluka of Pune district is getting 1 lakh litres of water every day. This has been possible by an initiative of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust (SDHSGT) and the Jai Ganesh water conservative project. Thus, the villages in and around Pingori are provided with water tanker supply to fill the wells and lakes during the summer season.
The village has experienced severe drought conditions where women had to carry burdens of water containers on their heads for miles in the scorching heat. The trust took an initiative and made it possible in this summer that 60 per cent of water is still available at the Pazar lake along with 76 wells filled with water in the Pingori village. With 1 lakh litres of water provided to these villages through tankers, the situation has improved now for Pingori and villages nearby.
With the ‘Jay Ganesh’ water protection venture initiated by the trust and water provided through tankers, the entire area has turned green.
The village was adopted 5 years back by the Chairman of the trust Ashok Godse, Mahesh Suryavanshi, Sunil Rasne, Manik Chavan and other trustees.
The results of efforts have taken five years to facilitate the villagers with developing ‘custard apple’ cultivation using drip irrigation water from the conserved lake.
Manik Chavan of the trust said, “On removing the dirt and mud it was easier to provide tankers to mitigate water issues. Along with Pingori, it also helped to provide water to Ambajichi Wadi, Mukadam Wadi, Balaji Wadi, Gayakwad Wadi, Vadachi Wadi, Pawar Wadi, Bahirji Wadi, Rakh Village, Chavan Wasti, Ranawre Wadi and many other nearby areas.”