Our Reach


Operating through 9 Regional Offices and 10 Project Offices, we are successfully able to extend our socio-technical support to all states in the country. The strategic locations of our Regional Offices (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, North East and Orissa) provide our teams with quick accessibility to the communities with whom we work. International recognition of our services is well represented through extension of technical services to countries in Africa and Asia including Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Afghanistan, Cambodia etc.

We work primarily with socially and economically deprived communities in the rural areas. These include small and marginal farmers and marginalized groups - Scheduled Castes (SC), Other Backward Communities (OBC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, Landless, Women & Children. These target groups are located across diverse geographies – rainfed (including arid and semi arid), Disaster Prone (Drought, flood & Cyclone prone), Hilly and Tribal dominated, Coastal and Water stressed.

In addition to this, we actively engage with Panchayati Raj Institutions; and partner with Community Based Organizations (CBO’s), grassroots level Non Government Organizations, Research Organizations, Ministries under the Government of India, State Governments and Departments and Institutes representing Policy and Advocacy. The resource support for this work is received from international funding organizations, Government organizations, national level financial institutions and Corporates.

smallSmall and Marginal Farmers & Marginalized Groups (SC, ST, OBC, BPL families, Landless, Women)

Millions of Indian farmers who depend on agriculture and other land based activities for their sustenance face severe hardship. They generally have access to degraded natural resources, their land holdings are small, farming is largely subsistence based and skill sets inadequate, contributing to social and economic inequalities. We are dedicated to improving their livelihoods through the management of natural resources such that the difference between the resource poor and the resourceful is reduced.

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rainfedRainfed (including Arid & Semi Arid)

85 million hectares of land in India are categorized as Rainfed. They are generally characterized by erratic rainfall patterns, unscientific or inadequate land and water resource utilization practices and declining social regulation, resulting in increased environmental degradation. Even though such lands have historically been neglected, they have an enormous potential to contribute to economic growth and a threatened food security. In order to support the increasing attention of policy makers to develop these areas; we continued to focus on the management of natural resources, especially efforts to conserve and restore it to its potentials.

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water stressedWater Stressed Areas

With population increasing and a decline in the per capita availability of water, water scarcity is a major challenge. Increasingly water scarce regions are being termed so due to an over extraction of groundwater and surface water resources, inadequate recharge, water pollution and poor management of water supply and distribution systems. Recently, the recommended water security approach is being demonstrated in these regions.

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Disaster ProneDisaster Prone (Drought Prone, Flood Prone, Cyclone Prone etc)

Over 80 million are affected by disasters such as droughts and floods alone. It is estimated that 22 of the 27 states in India are prone to their occurrence. Generally, disaster management comprises of efforts to extend adequate and timely relief. However, we are building their resilience to cope with natural disasters through integrated livelihood development.

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tribal areasHilly & Tribal

There are over 10 billion tribal’s residing in ‘Scheduled Areas’ alone. A large fraction of these areas are characterized by social and economic indicators of development below national averages. With complex and diverse physical, social, economic, and political settings, our work in the hilly and tribal dominated pockets of the country is well adapted to suite the local context. It includes integrated approaches of development – food and livelihood security and water and sanitation.

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internationalInternational Cooperation

Our sound technical knowledge is well represented not only through provision of services in India, but also through its extension to several developing countries. Among the numerous cross border services extended by us, of significance are those extended to Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Afghanistan and Cambodia. Our services are a combination of detailed technical services, technology transfers including demonstrations and capacity building to multiple stakeholders.

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