In collaboration with the Central Government of India, we are working towards efficient water usage in agriculture.
Water, being one of the most primary resources in agriculture, needs to be used in a sustainable manner. Conventional practices see extremes in water consumption, from water scarcity to abundance and blatant wastage. The central government of India is working on irrigation projects around the country and partnering with organizations and various geographical locations to help consolidate all major and minor irrigation projects in India.
Starting from 2016, Grameen Vikas Kendram is committed to the project for 7 years, during which we will be:
■ Organizing activities that reduce the communication gaps that may exist between our NGO and the farmers. We hope to nurture trust among the farmers towards our activities and towards the project as a whole.
■ Training farmers and local high school students about the importance of water and soil conservation, to promote judicious use and protection of both resources.
■ Implementing awareness campaigns involving visual slogans on villages’ walls regarding water and soil conservation.
■ Assisting the central government in strategizing and planning of irrigation projects
We stepped into the project in 2016, three phases have already been carried out with very reassuring results and participation among the farming communities. In the third part, which was our most recent (from November 2017 to February 2018) encounter, we were actively involved in 30 villages, with a total of around 600 farmers participating in training activities.