Project #10685

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

by Mann Deshi Foundation
Mar 19, 2013

A Hope in Drought : Mann Deshi Cattle Camp

Construction of Nala Bandhara at Shirtav Village
Construction of Nala Bandhara at Shirtav Village

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Mann Taluka is witnessing unprecedented drought.  Due to the non-availability of fodder and water, the number of animals dead is unprecedented and has to be sold cheaply to butchers. Now its 3rd years, there has been no rain in Mann Taluka.   Today, people are migrating from Mann Taluka, not in search of employment but in search of drinking water.

In order to help, Mann Deshi also felt the responsibility to serve the local community and started a Cattle camp - providing water and fodder to animals - in the Mhaswad village on 21st April, 2012.  The Mann Deshi Foundation cattle camp supported +13,000 animals from 52 villages.   Mann Deshi provided 400,000 liter water per day and paid around 900,000RS daily for fodder, cattle feed and water etc.  Currently, Mann Deshi cattle camp has 3800 animals with 300 families and providing water & fodder to animals.

Mann Deshi strongly feels to resolve our problem of water in Mann Taluka.  In 2012-13, Mann Deshi Foundation rejuvenated existing 12 Bandharas by removing dirt with the cooperation of respected collector, Satara.  This has resulted to store at least little water in the Bandharas.  Mann Deshi Foundation has started constructing cement concrete bandharas through a chain system for drinking water in Mhaswad.  It will recharge the water level in area and also solve the drinking water problem.  Mann Deshi is trying to find long term solution for drinking water. 

Necessary to construct the small Nala Bandaras which can conserve Rain Water:

  • Nala Bandara will be of Cement Concrete
  • Each Bandara will cost Rs.35 lacs
  • Per location require 5 bandara (Virkarwadi, Shirtav, Bangarwadi, Gangoti)

The minimum size of nala bandara is :

  • Width : 103 meter
  • Depth :  3.5 meter
  • Length: Around 57 meter

 The Mann Deshi Foundation asks you sincerely to support generously and help community in this severe situation.  Your support will give relief to drought affected people in Mann taluka. 


Women working at Bandhara with her babay
Women working at Bandhara with her babay
Nala Bandhara Construction is going on
Nala Bandhara Construction is going on

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Organization Information

Mann Deshi Foundation

Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Vanita Shinde
Project Coordinator
Satara, Maharashtra India

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