Plantation programme being held on 27th July 2011, morning 11 am by incharge secretary Rajsamand , district. Collector - Yashwant b. Preetam, Rampal sharma - CEO - Zila Parishad, Rajsamand.
Sh. Anna Hazare Gi arriving to piplantri panchayat on 30th July to grace and guide the panchayat piplantri.

Piplantri Watershed



I. Unique selling points (USP) of this watershed :
I List with short description

1.Treated barren land:-- Piplantri watershed area consist of  805 Ha. out of which 216.83 Ha is arable and 588.17 Ha non arable land .This non arable land is completely hilly terrain and is made green by forestry, horticulture plantation, medicinal plants plantation, Allovera plantation, floriculture etc.

2.No conflicts :--No case is registered in any of the police station since last 5 years.

3. Plantations: -- In the watershed area around 4 lacs forestry, horticulture, and medicinal, ornamental plants have been planted.

4. Increase in water table: -- Water table of the area is tremendously increased. Now the water table in the village can be seen as 4 ft in November in the wells on an average which was  30 to 50 ‘  3 year’s back.

5. Stoppage of migrants:--Cultivators of the area were doing labor work in the nearby mining area are now doing agri. work .Around 50% of the cultivators are diverted back to fields due to increment of cropped area.

II Background
  • The year of the project Start is 08-09and end if it is completed is 2012-13
  • This project is in government programme NWDPRA  XI  FYP.
  • It is  implemented by watershed Deptt.(Govt. of Rajasthan) through watershed committee (committee of beneficiaries)
  • Reason/s for selection of this particular watershed are as follows:--
    • Contiguous to other treated watershed.
    • Degraded land & high erosion.
    • Low water table.
    • Lesser availability of drinking water.
    • Low productivity.
    • Migration of Agriculture labor.
    • High drainage.
    • Lesser scope of livelihood.
    • Deforestation due to mining.
    III Watershed Profile
    State Rajasthan
    District Rajasamand
    Block Rajasamand
    GP Village Piplantri
    Demographic Data
    Total Population 1112
    Social Class General 90%
    No. of Households 256
    Category of Farmer Small & Marginal
    Geographical Details
    Total cultivable watershed in ha 216.83 ha.
    Total uncultivable watershed in ha 588.17 ha.
    Total Gochar/pasture land in ha 98.72 ha.
    Total arable land in ha 216.83 ha.
    Total non – arable 588.17 ha.
    Total agricultural land in ha 216.83 ha
    Total irrigated land in ha 74.88 ha. through wells
    Total reserve forest in ha Nil
    Total revenue/village forest in ha Nil
    Soil Type Domat
    Description of main livelihood activities Agriculture ,labor in mines in nearby area
    What was the migration trend in the area before and after the watershed intervention? (any statistics) Before : Around 400 persons were migrating earlier. After : Now very nominal may be 50 to 80 only.
    IV. Physical Challenges
    Peoples were reluctant to adopt the practices as they were getting appreciable labor amount in nearby mining area in lean period. Rajput and Brahmin community who are more in area were not ready to go for works. Maximum Rajputs were drunkards and use to play cards.
    V. Social Challenges
    Females of Rajputs and Brahmins were not coming to fields because of Parda Pratha.
    VI. Drivers of change

    Shyam Sunder Paliwal Chairman Watershed Committee & Sarpanch motivated the villagers for coming to this stage. He himself uses to make group/community contacts in the night hours regularly. It was an inspiration to Govt. officials to have Ratri Chopals (Panchayat apke dwar special programme of this village panchayat). NP Mathur  Asst. Project Officer (LR) ZP Rajsamand & Praveen Gupta AAO Rajsamand are the main facilitator for the project.

    Shri Paliwal is prominent villager as well as dedicated officials were there to fit as DRIVER of change

    VII. Key outcomes
    1. Following is the socio-economic impacts of the intervention which reflect how did the scenario in the community change in terms of income, education, livelihoods, quality of life:

  • Enhancement in crop production made people wealthy , people are able to expend more on better living ,religious function, personnel responsibilities like marriages of the kids ,increase in female education ,stoppage female feticide etc.

  • 2. What were they physical impacts of the intervention? How much did the water table rise/productivity enhanced/ others….?

  • Water table of the area is increased by 30’ to 4’. Rabi and Zayad season production is an extra income to the community.

  • 3. In what way was the community Empowered  are as follows

  • Due to increase in water table Cropped area is at least doubled as the maximum community is growing in Rabi as well as some part in Zayad.

  • More production has resulted more Income.
    VIII. Knowledge Sharing, Cross-Learning, and Replication
    • Lessons-learned from other watershed projects used in implementing this project are Ralegan Siddhi , Hibre Bazar Maharastra & Lasdawan(Badoli Madhosingh) Nimbahera.(Rajasthan)
    Lessons from this watershed projects used in implementing other watershed project is
    • Binol IWMP Rajsamand
    Agencies have visited this watershed in the recent past.
    The watershed is visited by World Bank Team, Principal Secretary GoR & Secretary In charge Rajsamand ,Deputy Secretary Panchaytiraj GoR., Divisinal Commissioner Udaipur,District Collectors of various Districts and recently by Famous Social Activist ANNA HAZARE . All of them admired.
    IX. Awards or Special Recognition
    The watershed Panchayat is awarded by National NIRMAL GRAM PANCHAYAT PURUSKAR.
    X. Stories of Change
    Maximum Rajput community people were drunkards and use to fight and making DADAGIRI. After implementation of watershed project drinking habit is reduced .For example Khuman Singh who was an idle has now prepared an orchard of 200 papaya ,50 lemon and other fruit plants and is continiously progressing.
    XI. Leisure Time Activities Nearby
    List of some activities/places that visitors who are coming on the exposure visit can see or do while in the area.
    • Kumbhalgarh fort and Parashuram  Mahadev caves,
    • Haldighati , Shrinathji, Dwarkadhish,Charbhuja ,
    •  Rajsamand lake.
    XII. Per-participant budget for the visit
    No. of days needed for the visit to this particular ws : from State HQ Two
    Approx. cost of accommodation in the area 50-100 Rs per head per day
    Approx. cost local transportation form district HQ/State HQ 25/- per head From distt hq And 500/- per head From state hq
    Approx. cost of food 70/-Per head
    Approx service fee to be charged by the organizing institution 500/- per team
    Fees to be paid. WS Committee PIPLANTRI
    Other (please specify)  
    XIII. Contact address : who could be contacted if exposure visit is planned
    Name of Responsible Officer AHSAN SHAIKH Shyam Sunder Paliwal
    Name of Responsible Organization/Agency PROJECT MANAGER Chairman
    Address of Organization DWDU RAJSAMAND W/C Piplantri
    Phone Number 02952-223414 ,02952-220568 9414172111,9680260111
    Email Address  
    XIV. Location and Map
    Closest major airport/train station MAHARANA PRATAP AIR PORT / CITY RAILWAY STATION UDAIPUR
    Closest city with accommodation from airport/train station RAJSAMAND
    Time required to reach accommodation from airport/train station 1 &1/2 HOUR
    Time required to reach watershed from accommodation (train/vehicle/bus) ½ AN HOUR
    Piplantri Watershed is situated in westward to RAJSAMAND around 12 Km away on Rajsamand Kelwara Road via Puthol Olader.
      DEEPAK UPRETI Pr. Secy GoR visiting Watershed PLANTATION By Shri Deepak Upreti
    Allovera Juice Extraction Kissan Guest house Treatment of barren land
    Plantation Horticulture Plantation in Pasture Area Custard Apple Allovera Plantation
    Aonwla Plantation in farmer field Horticulture Plantation farmer field Papaya plantation farmer field
    Water harvesting structure MGNREGA Convergence Water Harvesting Structure Upliftment of water table
    Gully control structure in Non arable land
    Land converted to Arable land
    Change in cropping Pattern Maize to Paddy Seed Replacement
    Diversion towards Cash crop Vegetables Floriculture
    Bee keeping Promotion of better live stock Management  
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