The diversification plans are well underway and the saplings are all prepared and ready for transplantation. However, we can only transplant after the first few rains. The lake is almost dry and we are evaluating our plan of deepening it. The elaborate process of planting is preluded by the pit digging and pit preparation. After painstakingly making close to 8000 pits, the team has an elaborate process of creating alternate layers of bio matter and manure to make sure the survival rates are really high.
Work on the check dam is going on smoothly and the team seems to have now picked up the art of deciding what check dam goes where and we are hoping the three main channels that we have undertaken will have a significant impact on the soil moisture levels.
Besides this, there is a lot of action at the Hyderabad Collective. Pit digging, bund creation, collection of stones, nursery preparation, and more. So in spite of the summer, the collective itself is a scene of bustling activity. We have also prepared options for the housing clusters 4 and 5 which has only added to our anticipation of how well the collective is going to shape up.