Few words of a wise old-man spoken to Rajendra Singh changed the path of Tarun Bharat Sangh’s approach towards development. After that TBS never look back. It is passion and dedication of its leaders which made TBS a champion in the sphere of Rain-Water Harvesting. Till today, TBS constructed around 10,000 of rainwater harvesting with the contribution of villagers and donors.
Concluding remarks of a report “Rain Water Harvesting Structures (RWHS) In The Alwar District, Rajasthan By Tarun Bharat Sangh And Its Impact On Greening” in 2015 by Scientists From National Remote Sensing Centre (Isro), Balanagar, Hyderabad: it has been observed that major changes occurred in the agriculture lands; there were only one crop or treated as fallow land in time 1 has been converted as multi crop land in time 2 with good productivity. The availability of irrigated land for a prolonged period is the resultant of the ground water recharge due to RWHS. Impact has been observed on the other land use classes also as there were no grasses and dry trees (without leaves) in time 1, are with packed with grass covers and trees with full of leaves in time 2.
Expert opinion R.N.Athavale, emeritus scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad, assessed the work done by TBS. His aim was to gauge the changes brought about by the RWH structures through certain estimates of the water balance of a typical river in the area. Here are some of his findings:
About 22 per cent of the run-off (excluding the 10 per cent seasonal run-off during the monsoon) is better regulated and spread out over the year. This has been crucial in reviving the rivulets. If this run-off had not been regulated, the rivulets would not flow throughout the year. This shows how fragile the ecosystem is…