The CybageAsha team visited Udachiwadi village in Purandar taluka; a drought-prone village with a population of 843. Among several initiatives for rural development, CybageAsha constructed 140 soak pits that enabled 24,000 liters of water to get percolated underground. This reduced the open drainages and drastically reduced health issues such as dengue and malaria.
Three Mitti Nala Bandhara (check dams), and Continuous Contour Trenches (CCT) were built to store and percolate water underground. 214 CybageAsha volunteers, through six shramdaan activities contributed towards the efforts.
Based on these efforts, the village participated and won the water cup competition organized by Paani foundation. This competition changed the entire face of village. They received a trophy and Rs. 10 lacs for the village development.Addressing the village residents, Ritu Nathani, Director, Cybage and Head- CSR, said, “I am impressed by the unity of the village, now you have the knowledge about watershed development, you should spread your knowledge and you should guide other village representatives too.”