Ground Water recharge, solve water problems

A great innovation to recharge ground water and help the community. … re=related

Thanks for posting, pretty relevant to the current day as I understand.

It would be nice to see if some of the farmers have applied these techniques and have found results. I have seen at least one member mention water harvesting techniques worked for his farm.

Hi All,
    I have gone through this video. One question came in to my mind why a recharge pond which will be far much cheaper and easy to maintan is not considered by these peoples .

Creating another borewell adds the expenses.  Anyway they are diverting water to recharge borewell, a JCB could easily create a pond with less efforts.


Because its govt sponsored  ;D Some engineer will come out with a plan and a budget. 20% cut in that expenses  :astonished: to his team and another 20% for others in panchayath etc etcc. I just come to know there is a big racket out there just cleaning a small water tank some lakhs are spent.  :-[

You know it very well, a simple trench with gravel filled in would do the job !!.



Hi guys
Your doubts are valid , I too was thinking along similar lines earlier. But I think there are reasons behind this digging a recharge well and
and sending filtered water into it.
you see you could dig a pond easily, it is fine it will do the job to some extent, but when muddy water flows into the pond, the pond gets filled with the mud and you have to remove the collected mud every year. The mud settles on the surface such that the fine mud settles on the top closing all the pores required for good percolation. So Percolation will automatically become slower and slower  and the water collected in the pond will dry out due to the sun and wind right ? So to build a structure which allows high percolation rate we have to plan a better structure than an open pond ! If we can allocate larger tracts of land for ponds they  will be ok, but then the cost of the land and digging bigger ponds will outweigh a simple structure.
Regarding govt schemes, we know that there are many vultures ready to misuse those funds. But because of such prevailing condition we have to the stage of doubting even the very good schemes and shunning them !
do you think the feed back of the villagers who benefitted from the structure is not genuine ?

I think this plan deserves good respect and encouragement, though I am not involved with any of it except finding about it on the net.

Recharging ground water at Belavadi village appears successful. it would help people interested in recharging their bore wells if cost of such effort is also stated. It may not be very costly, but would encourage more people to take up recharge if they have the knowledge of the cost as well.

let us not belittle others. It is the system of which we are all  in  is corrupt. Here we have to see the technology adopted and whether it serves the purpose or not and decide whther to recommend or not.
Good day to all kskarnic

There are few methds of borewell recharge for farmland as well as houses. see below picture. if anybody is going to drill brewell in near future here is the info. It costs aporxx  60K(as on today, the rate is not negotiated it is only budgetory cost).

The advantages are recharging by subsurface. usually all borewells are cased for atleast the hard rock is obtained. This is to avoid collapsing sidewalls. A new technology has arrived. A casing pipe called “V wire screening” used. This will allow the subsurface(30-40ft) water to be in the ground water.

The soak pit technology can be adopted to cleect even surface run off. So litterally every drop of the rain is recharged to borewell.

Just a quick calculation. 1mm rain fall on on a ctachment area of 1 acre can catch 4000 ltrs of water. If 50% gets percolated by soil, we can save 2000ltr/mm of rainfall. The entre volume we are recharging to ground.

here is a vedio  how to do it