DIGGING FRESH WATER PONDS FOR FISH-BREEDING
Asia Initiatives partnered with Shramjivi Janata Sahayyak Mandal (SJSM), to provide water ponds for 2 tribal communities (hamlets) in the Mahad and Poladpur blocks of Raigad district in Maharashtra, India by utilizing SoCCs. The area experiences drastic weather changes and environmental forces which results in severe cyclonic floods, landslides, and droughts. The water ponds were created by tapping into natural mountain streams using Earth’s gravitational force which enables the tribal communities to have access to a year-round supply of water for drinking and irrigation for agricultural production. The water ponds are also used for fishing ponds which serve as an alternative income and nutritional resource. Shramjivi Janata Sahayyak Mandal (SJSM), supplies the tribal communities with different varieties of local fish for pond and dam fishing. The tribal communities earn SoCCs by attending water pond management training, participating in pre-pond construction, participating in cleanliness drives, and planting at least three trees. SoCCs are redeemed for water pond construction and maintenance
Environmental & Sustainability
LOCATION: Maharashtra, India
LOCAL PARTNERS: Shramjivi Janata Sahayyak Mandal (SJSM)
Conserves water for crops, kitchen gardens for tribal communities and increasing underground water retention.
Breeding quality fish for an alternative income and an additional nutritional resource.
This project contributes to 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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