Mazhapolima Participatory Well Recharge Programme - Concept Note and Process Document (2009)

Mazhapolima Participatory Well Recharge Programme Mazhapolima is a community based well recharge programme, initiated by the Thrissur District Administration in collaboration with the Panchayat Raj Institutions in the District, and implemented by networking NGOs/CBOs, households, departments and agencies, research institutions, private sector and all other key stakeholders, who are either a water user or a water provider/planner.

Diversity of approaches and implementation arrangements according to location specific needs centered on sustainable outcome and service levels are the underlying tenets of the programme. The programme envisages recharging of about 4.5 lakh open wells in the district to ensure sustainable access to water.

The program concept note document, prepared at the start of the programme, gives details of:

  • The goal, objectives, approach and strategy of the program
  • Water scenario of the district (with the help of maps)
  • Implementation and institutional arrangements
  • Activity plan, various rainwater harvesting and recharge technology options
  • Capacity building plan of stakeholders, monitoring and evaluation arrangements
  • Project cost and financing
  • List of advisory and executive committee members who would anchor the program.

The process document, prepared about a year after the program was initiated in May 2008, elaborates on some of the details given in concept note, and provides updates on the progress and outcomes achieved in the program, till November 2009.

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