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WOMEN’S GROUPS REVIVE TRADITIONAL WATERSHED STRUCTURES

Asia Initiatives partnered with Savera Foundation to ensure water security in 20 villages located in the Koderma district of Jharkhand, India. This was achieved through the revival of traditional watershed structures. SoCCs were integrated into the program, benefiting the livelihoods of villagers, particularly women and children who are affected by high rates of labor migration to urban areas. The implementation of SoCCs provides access to water for drinking and agricultural purposes.

 

Additionally, the watershed structures contribute to increased vegetative cover in the area, leading to enhanced nutritional resources for over 3,045 families. These structures address severe water scarcity issues resulting from low rainfall rates and inadequate irrigation facilities, which have hindered agricultural diversification and contributed to reduced profits and low standards of living.

 

SoCCs are earned through various activities including the construction of check dams using sandbags, street cleaning, tree planting, seed ball distribution, attendance at monthly meetings, and construction of soak pits. These earned SoCCs can be redeemed for water harvesting techniques, pond construction, and exposure visits.

 INITIATIVES

Environmental & Sustainability

LOCATION: Koderma, Jharkhand, India
LOCAL PARTNERS: Savera Foundation

PROJECT FEATURES:

  • Partnership with Savera Foundation.

  • Focus on water security in 20 villages.

  • Revival of traditional watershed structures.

  • Integration of SoCCs into the program.

  • Benefit to over 3,045 families.

  • Addressing water scarcity issues.

  • Implementation of various SoCCs activities.

  • Promoting environmental sustainability and community empowerment.

This project contributes to 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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