Wockhardt Foundation launched ‘Adarsh Gram Yojana’ program in January, 2015 under
which we adopt villages and gradually provide seven rural development initiatives
- Literacy, Primary healthcare, Sanitation, Employment, Water security and purity,
Electrification and Cleanliness. To start with, Wockhardt Foundation inaugurated
its Mobile 1000 health van in Abdimandi village to provide 100% healthcare services.
In addition to this, in Abdimandi and other villages, following programs have been
implemented with community participation during the year 2015-18.
Water security and purity: In order to have water security
and purity, Wockhardt Foundation taken up activities as per needs expressed by village
community and Gram Panchayat. New Pipeline of 3000 running feet length for drinking
water supply from Mombatta Lake to water supply well at Abdimandi. It was found
that, water was impure to drink; hence a sand filter of 10,000 litter’s capacity
was made near the water supply well. Beside this, a RO water purification plant
of having capacity of 2000 LPH is installed and handed over to Gram Panchayat for
pure water supply to the villagers of Abdimandi.
In addition to this a RO water purification plant of 1000 LPH capacity was installed
and handed over to Gram Panchayat of Maliwada village for pure water supply to the
villagers ,911 families were benefited in Maliwada village .
Cleanliness: (Solid Waste Management) the need for genuine
and organized initiatives in the waste management has been regularly voiced in village.
With the emerging concern on large quantity of the waste being produced, both in
the form of solid and liquid, the concept of waste management became one of the
key focuses of sustainable development. To address the issue, Wockhardt Foundation
initiated a community based waste management program in Abdimandi village. Waste
bins were distributed to every house for Dry & Wet waste, a waste collection cart
was donated to Grampanchayat by our Chair person.
Computer training centre was established as per requirement and need expressed by
rural youth and women. Basic computer knowledge is being taught in computer centre.
Around 312 youths and women are benefited till today.
Addition to this, Spoken English classes were started to build confidence in youth
and enhancement in their communication skill. Around 240 youths and women are benefited
till today. Apart from this one E learning set was donated to school at Maliwada
village for better education.
One time meal for Needy people:
In order to help to elderly, disabled, widows, dependent and needy people, onetime
meal program was started from 9th February, 2016. 29 persons are benefited from
the program in Abdimandi village. Total meals served to beneficiaries 29 x 365days
x 2years =21,170.
Benificiaries of One Time Meal
Primary Health Care (Mobile 1000) :
During the period from 2015 to 2018, numbers of villages covered under the program
have increased up to 18 villages. Thus 24 villages benefited, no of beneficiaries
in Abdimandi village are 16,237 and total no of beneficiaries in 24 villages are
Awareness and promotion of use of toilets and construction of toilets in villages.
Facilitating / follow up with government programs and if required to promote solar
Community initiatives under Wockhardt Foundation’s Adharsh Gram Yojana to overcome
water scarcity during 2016-17
“Together we will defeat the Drought”
During the year 2016-17, Wockhardt Foundation under Adharsh Gram Yojana initiated
“Satat Jal” program with community participation which emphasis on De-silt and renovation
of Nala and Water percolation tank near the village water supply well. Village farmers
came together to widening, deepen and de-siltation to increase water holding capacity
of existing / old water structures and recharge aquifer (underground layer of water).The
“Satat Jal” Program completed in the 9 out of 21 adopted villages, namely Mandki,
Maliwada, Mausala, Khirdi, Ghodegaon, Rasulpura, Apatgaon, Virangaon & Abdimandi.
Water conservation structures renovated before monsoon season to store and recharge
the aquifers (groundwater) having capacity of minimum one crore litters of water.
In project area, average rainfall was from 546.7 to 689.1 mm during last monsoon
(From June to September, 2016.) Each water structure was full of rainwater and recharged
aquifers three times during monsoon season.
Result of the programme:
As a result, in project area of nine villages have plenty of drinking Water for
around 3000 households.
Around 400 farmers could cultivate wheat crop and have sufficient food grains and
fodder for their livestock.
Women in the villages are happy because they don’t have to walk long Distance in
search of water and it reduced their drudgery.
Community based water conservation initiatives have provided the villagers and farmers
security against drinking water crisis and ensured gradual increase in livelihoods
through rabbi season crops.
During the period from 2015 to 2018, Adarsh Gram Yojana expanded in the following
- Gadhe Jalgaon
- Khande Pimpalgaon
Village Development Plan (VDP) for these villages has been done through Village
Micro Planning Process with participation of Village Gram Panchayat. Water Conservation
was done in 10 Villages on priority and Primary Healthcare Program was given in
all the Villages.
Inauguration of Community Base Water Purification Plant at Maliwada Village
Honourable Chairperson interacting with SHGs Members at Maliwada Village.
Nala deepening and widening work before monsoon at Mandki village.
After rain, water conservation structure is full of water and aquifer recharge
Hemanshu Brahma -