Akola Case Studies

Pond rejuvenation in Punda village

In Punda village, one of the most ancient pond is situated which is spread in 29 acres area. The pond has two parts: Manakarna and Nandisagar. Though water in Manakarna pond is sweet and the community uses this water for drinking purpose, still no maintenance or earth-work has been done in pond since 1984. thPond rejuvenation work was started on 16 January 2019 under Sujalam Suphalam project. Eart-work was conducted for 54 days using 3 backhoe machines and 45,000 cubic meters of silt was excavated. Approximate 167 farmers used the silt to spread it in their farmland hoping to get better yield of crops in the future.

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