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Rural Development Trust (RDT) ~~ A helping hand to cope with the conditions of Drought in Ananthapuram District

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Rural Development Trust (RDT) ~~ A helping hand to cope with the conditions of Drought in Ananthapuram District

Ananthapuram District is facing severe drought due to failure of monsoons in 2016. Only 284 mm of rainfall was received last year. It was estimated that over 42% of agriculture surface bores are dried and about 4.87 lakh people got migrated to other districts/cities. It was noticed that about 68% of the villages in the district have been water crisis during this summer season.

Keeping in view the gravity of the situation arising out of severe drought in the district RDT has been supplying drinking water through tankers in 250 villages where there is no accessibility to any kind of water sources. A total of 50,030 water tankers, each carrying 5000 litres of water will be supplied to people in these villages costing an amount of Rs.3, 95, 43,950. It is also supplying fodder (SAILAGE which is a preserved pasture/fodder or high moisture content fodder made from green crops) to an extent of 3244 tons to 4055 Milch cattle belonging to 2079 farmers @ Rs.2000 per ton (Rs.64,88,000).

RDT has been supplying 8000 litres of water per day in our village. All drinking water bores got dried up in our village and there is no access to other sources of water. People remember RDT for its right help at right time covering all communities in our village One of the members of CDC