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A Collective Water Stewardship

Project Samridhi, engages with more than 8000 farmers across five villages in Behror to develop water resilience within the community through a 360-degree approach inculcating surface water storage, groundwater recharge and promoting water efficient agriculture.

Mitigating water scarcity by promoting sustainable water use and integrated water resources management among agri-communities

At Behror, Project Samridhi, our program with Sehgal Foundation engages with more than 8000 farmers across five villages to develop water resilience within the community through a 360-degree approach aligned to SDG target 6.5.  Over the course of the program, construction of 3 farm ponds, 10 recharge wells and nala bund structures will assist in a total water savings of 58 million liters in terms of surface water storage capacity and ground water recharge. Additionally, in alignment with SDG target 6.4, water-efficient agricultural interventions including Laser Levelling on 300 acres of land and installation of micro-irrigation systems on 150 acres of land will save another 345 million liters of water. 
 
Institutionalizing Gram Sangathans collectives of key community leaders and decision makers including women, Project Samridhi also aligns to SDG target 6.b by facilitating grassroots level engagement to understand the needs in the community and envision befitting water and sanitation management initiatives. In alignment with SDG target 4.4, another key component of the program engages 300 youth members in Digital Literacy and Life Skills trainings.