Pond desilting

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Pond desilting

Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Abhiyaan’ in Rajasthan, Adarsh Foundation helped the desilting of Dudhiya pond in Sirohi, Rajasthan.

Desilting process is aimed at developing a waterbody and helping recharge the groundwater table during the monsoon. The build up of silt leads to a reduction in depth of the waterbody, increased risk of flooding, the release of nasty smelling odours from the process of biological decomposition.

Adarsh Foundation has been desilting the Dudhiya pond every year. This has resulted in

  • increase in the water level of the pond and availability of more water to the residents of Sirohi.

Approximately 43 lakh cubic feet of silt was removed from the pond, thereby increasing its water holding capacity.