Aasrewali

April 3, 2013

Aasrewali (आसरेवाली) is one of the larger villages in the kandi area of Morni foothills. It falls under the Berwala Nandla Panchayat of Barwala Development Block. The village population predominantly comprises Muslim Gujjars who practice semi-nomadic pastoral farming. The men-folk take their cattle for grazing to neighbouring Punjab etc in search of green pastures during the dry summer season when fodder is scarce in the dry kandi belt in the Shivalik foothills. One can spot an occasional camel that is typical of the Gujjar pastoralists of the area.

Aasrewali has 289 registered voters (158 male & 131 female) as on 1.1.2012.

Aasrewali, Morni foothills

Aasrewali, Morni foothills

Mosque at Aasrewali

Mosque at Aasrewali

 

Camel at Aasrewali

Camel at Aasrewali

 

Cattle belonging to Semi-Nomadic Pastoralists of Aasrewali

Cattle belonging to Semi-Nomadic Pastoralists of Aasrewali

Basic Information:

PIN Code: 134118

Hadbast No. 225

Patwar Circle: Manka मानका

Qanugo Circle: Panchkula

Tehsil: Panchkula

Block: Barwala

Police Post:

Police Station: Chandimandir चण्डीमिन्दर (at Sector 23, Panchkula)

Panchayat: Berwala Nandla

Village Code No. : 57116

Assembly Constituency: Panchkula पंचकुला (Code No.1)

Parliamentary Constituency: Ambala (Code No. 1)

Polling Station: Aasrewali (No.129)

MNREGA:

As of March 2013, Aasrewali has 55 households (95 persons) registered for unskilled manual employment under MNREGA.

Water Harvesting Dams:

Aasrewali has two earthen dams built across seasonal choes to create a small lake amidst the hills and a large pond just north of the village that were intended to provide water for irrigating fields that lie downstream of the dams. Siltation has, however, buried the inlets for the irrigation pipes in the smaller WHD.

Smaller reservoir at Aasrewali

Smaller reservoir at Aasrewali

The larger and more recently constructed WHD captures the water from two large choes with a large earthen dam built at the point of convergence to create a large lake that supplies water to the fields lying to the south through a large irrigation pipe. The irrigation system is managed by the villagers who utilize the water for irrigation. The reservoirs also serve as a perennial source of water for the village cattle and the wildlife in the surrounding forest area.

 

Main reservoir at Aasrewali

Main reservoir at Aasrewali

Aasrewali WHDs

Aasrewali WHDs

 

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