Hanuman Tekdi

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Hill portion between Fergusson college , Bruhan Maharsatra College of Commerce (BMCC) and Symbiosis college is known as Hanuman Tekdi. We make bunds along the slopes , we conserve soil by mixing dried-up leaves with existing soil and planting more trees in it.

Luckily hanuman tekdi has four stone quarries at the ground level. We have diverted rain water streams to this quarry by constructing water trenches . The rain water gets collected in the stone quarry at the foot of the hill near Bal Chitravani. Approximate capacity of this quarry could be about 35 to 40 lack (4 Million litres) litres of water.

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The approximate area of the hill is around 70 acres. With the help of many nature loving people , we have planted more than three thousand trees on this hill. The committed members of our group have ensured plants get enough water through out the year.
We have constructed more than 12 water tanks to cover most of the part of hill . PMC have provided a water storage facility at the bottom of the hill. We use two to five liters plastic cans for watering the plants. Many plants get water using drip irrigation system.
The students from nearby colleges and employees of Cummins and other corporates regularly visit the hill and help members of our group in watering and Nurturing the plants.

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There is natural query at the bottom of the hill. It is one of the most beatiful place on the hill. Trenches are drug at the bottom of the hill so that the water gets collected in the query. This is favourite place for many birds specaily kingfisher.

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The top of the hanuman hill has Hanuman temple. We have dug CCT (Continous contour trenches) on the hill top. Around 500 plants on hill top are getting water usin drip system. After more than 15 years of work , rocky hill top is becoming green.

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With the help from local corporator and PMC , we have installed coconut shredding plant and dried leaves crushing plant at the bottom of the hill. The bio fertiliser and shredded coconut is spread on the rocky hill . This helps in water retaintion .

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The rocky hill slope is becoming dense forest . The plants are very healthy and they are giving fruits much earlier than expected.