Since the rented premises at Begumpet was too small and more children could not be accommodated a search was undertaken to move to a bigger place. Since such a place could not be found at a reasonable price within the city limits, the only way out was to move to the outskirts of the city. Ultimately a 2.5acre piece of land Located at Gowdavelly village, in Medchal on the out skirts of Hyderabad was identified and purchased. The building was constructed with considerable financial assistance from “Friends Indeed”, a Dutch organization. This new home which is commissioned from June, 2006 can accommodate 100 children on a regular basis and another 25 in transit.
The new Home at Gowdavelly village started functioning from June 2006 but was completed and formally inaugurated on 24th February, 2007 by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Shri. Rameshwar Thakur.
Few Salient Features of the Facility
- The total area of the land -3688 Sq. mtrs. Total built up area – 1780 Sq. Mts.
- Two dormitories with separate toilet blocks to house 50 children in each dormitory
- One transit dormitory with toilet block to house 25 children(mostly new arrivals)
- A large dining hall with a modern kitchen and store attached
- A 25 workstation computer centre
- An indoor sports facility
- Study rooms with furniture
- A two bedroom apartment for the stay of the House Master/ Co-ordinator
- Conference room
- Full fledged office
- A self contained guest house block
- A residence block for staff
The Outdoor Facilities
- A foot ball court
- A basket ball court
- A volley ball court
- An open air auditorium
- Lawns, hedges, plants
- Kitchen garden to provide a whole range of vegetables
A Green Home
Krushi home is truly a green home in every sense and a sparkling example for many organisations to emulate. It is a great living learning to the children to appreciate the concern for environment and understand by living in such premises.
The various facilities/system which make it such a unique Complete Green home are
- Solar Power Plant. The home is totally powered by its own roof mounted 19.6 KVA solar power plant.
- Water Recycling Plant. A waste water re-cycling plant has been installed which completely recycles the toilet, bath, kitchen waste. The water so recycled is used for gardening and other cleaning purposes.
- Solar Water Heating System. A solar water heating system has been installed to provide hot water both for bathing and also for kitchen use.
- Water Purification RO Plant. The home has its own RO plant to provide pure drinking water to the children.
- Green Surroundings. The home is proud of the extensive greenery in around it with well laid our plants and trees. It also has well laid out lawns and trained hedge lines giving an aesthetic look and providing pleasant surroundings for the children to grow in.
- Rain water harvesting and water Conservation system. A project to provide rain harvesting and water conservation in under implementation which will enhance ground water availability for not only the home premises but also local area once commissioned.
- Kitchen Garden. The home is having abundant space to run a kitchen garden which can provide clean, organic vegetables for the use in the children’s home kitchen. It is endeavored to develop it to make the home self sufficient for vegetables soon.