SoCCs FOR INTEGRATED WATER CONSERVATION, SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS
This Asia Initiatives’ program assisted by local partner, Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan, is targeting the Sonari village in Maharashtra, India to ensure water conservation through Nala Bund Water Storages tanks. Water scarcity in this region affects the villagers by dramatically reducing agricultural productivity for both nutritional and financial needs. A shortage of water storage facilities leads to a lack of irrigation, which disproportionately affects the women in the village who have to regularly walk and fetch water themselves and carry it back to their families. To lessen the harmful effects of water scarcity in the region, Asia Initiatives is funding the construction of two Earthen Nala Bund Water Structures, each of which will hold 4,000,000 liters of clean water. The construction and maintenance of the units will ensure that 103 households have direct access to dependable water sources for personal and agricultural use.
The participants earn SoCCs through planting trees and seeds around the tanks, cleaning the water tanks and assisting during the structures’ construction. SoCCs are redeemed for the construction of an earthen nala bund, construction of rainwater harvesting cum storage tank, and the construction of farm pond structure.
Environmental & Sustainability
LOCATION: Maharashtra, India
LOCAL PARTNERS: Dilasa Janvikas Pratishthan
Construction of water conservation structures improves irrigation systems, which in turn increases crop yields and income from agriculture.
Reliable access to water lessens the disproportionate negative impact of water scarcity on women in the region.
This project contributes to 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)