Reduction in degradation of land and conservation of water through treatment of common lands under soil and water conservation measures, Rajasthan
We are currently working in rainfed regions located across the geographical expanse of the country and include both low and high rainfall areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha. While, development of water resources, common lands and sustainable agricultural practices are recommended approaches; an equal thrust is assigned to conservation of resources and its restoration. While the former includes promotion of Sloping Agricultural Land Technologies (SALT), Agro forestry and dry land horticultural practices, the latter includes different types of soil and water conservation measures including artificial recharge. The formation and strengthening of Village level institutions on management of natural resources is central to all our programmes in rainfed areas.
The Innovation of “Revolving Fund”.
Borkhad is located in Marathwada, Beed district. Few poor landless families had encroached on 54 ha. of village grazing land, which was regularized by the government between 1993 and 1995.Classified as wastelands, these lands were undulated and degraded, and hence used for the grazing purpose by poor families of the village. Read More