I am a weekend farmer with a property just outside Bangalore. It is surrounded by forests with a healthy wildlife population.
We have faced drought for the last two years and it has forced the animals to raid nearby farms for fodder and water due to which we have had a few man-animal conflicts and have unfortunately lost some animals too. One such incident on our range was -http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/lone-male-elephant-dies-vets-suspect-dehydration/articleshow/58174411.cms
This year our prayers were heard and the monsoon seems to be looking good. We have pledged to build a lake to conserve as much rain water as we can this monsoon.
We have identified a place on the property and have started the work with our own funds. It would cost us nearly 3 lakhs and we hope to garner your support to help complete this project.
Details of the lake:
Size - 100ft by 80ft, depth 6ft
Break up of the cost -
|Earth mover / Dozer||INR.750 per hour + 400 operator cost per day||3 weeks , 10hrs /day ||157500 +8400 =165900|
|2 tractors||INR. 2500 per day ||3 weeks , 10hrs /day||52500 *2 = 105000|
|2 Labourers||INR. 350 + 2 meals||2 weeks||4900*2 = 9800|
|Cost of clay / mud from lakes||INR. 800 /load||13 loads approx||10400|
|Miscellaneous ||pipes etc||5000|
We have been regularly working to improve the green cover in the forests by sowing seeds and planting saplings regularly. To know more visit us at https://www.facebook.com/camperscreek/
We will give you regular updates on the project and encourage you to visit or stay with us to monitor the developments.
Please share this with your friends who could support with this project.