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REGULER EVENTS AT NANDIGRAM
RURAL DEVELOPMENT

* Providing pipes to farmers for taking water from the source to the fields, at subsidized rate.

* Laying underground pipelines for irrigation where beneficiaries participate by way of labour.

* Repairing out-of-order hand pumps.

* Bunding of farmland to prevent soil erosion during heavy rains.

* Installation of water tanks for extended use of available water.

* Levelling of land to increase cultivable area.

* Free distribution of seeds and subsidized saplings of fruit bearing trees to farmers.

* Setting up/installing toilet facilities for cleanliness, sanitation and environment

* All these activities are carried out with active participation of the beneficiaries in the form of labour / locally available inputs.

As Nandigram is located in the rural area of Valsad district populated mostly by underprivileged tribals, the importance of pursuing various projects for rural development cannot be overemphasized. Inspite of many government programs for village growth, due to lack of adequate information or inability to cope with the complexities of the Government schemes and Government office working, it is difficult for the villagers to take measurable advantage of them. Nandigram tries to help them by carrying out certain developmental programs on its own as follows:

* Veri is a tribal word for a puddle found on hilly regions or on flat land at the base of hills in the remote tribal regions. It is almost at ground level and its water is used by villagefolk as well as animals for drinking and other purposes, leading to high level of contamination. It also dries up soon. By converting veri into small well by digging the mud and blasting hard rock to enlarge water storage area, its water becomes potable and available for the whole year. Nandigram has done pioneering work in this direction and has converted large number of veris into small wells. After Nandigram's initiative, the Government has also noticed the importance of this work and has included it in its projects.

* Providing for irrigation throughout the year by constructing kachcha dams.