Poverty Reduction of Desert Communities in the Dry Lands of Western Rajasthan through Integrated Community Based Water Resource Management


Budget:Euros 1,100,000

Project aims to reduce poverty of the desert population in the Marwar Region of western Rajasthan by creating an enabling environment for Integrated Water Resource Management by demonstrating participatory and community based approaches of sustainable development, generating knowledge and advocating for policy reforms.

Supported by:European Union

Water resource management for adaptation to climate change through community action in the Thar Desert


Budget:INR 12,07,4885

Under the project four model villages were developed to showcase enhanced capacity of community institutions in management of village natural resources with focus on water, sanitation and land. The project selected three villages from Barmer district and one village from Pali district.

Supported by:HSBC Bank

Community participation in sanitation for health, dignity and development of clean villages


Budget:GBP 75,260

The project is implemented to develop Janadesar panchayat in Jodhpur district as model by mobilising people to give up the practice of open defecation and by developing linkages with the government for constructing toilets at household level and generating awareness to sensitise communities on keeping their surroundings clean by adopting solid and liquid waste management. The major thrust of the proposed project is on mobilizing communities to build sanitation facilities through community mobilization and capacity building of village-level institutions, creating demand for sanitation by initiating behavioural change through capacity building activities for communities in the 8 project villages of Janadesar Panchayat, Jodhpur District.

Supported by:Wells for India-UK

Multi-Stakeholder Water Conflict Resolution Mechanism for Raj Sagar Dam, Pali District


Budget:INR 13,06,800

The project envisages developing community lead management processes towards ensuring fair and equitable distribution of water and conflict resolution mechanism for Raj Sagar Dam , Pali District. The project is implemented to bring upfront the case of Raj Sagar Dam which is located in the Chopra Panchayat of the Pali district. The Raj Sagar Dam is at the centre of the conflict between the 3 villages of Chopra Panchayat vis-a-vis Chopra, Nayagaon and Chandasani and two villages of Jhupelao Panchayat, Panchwa Kala and Panchwa Khurd.

Supported by:The Asia Foundation- USA

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: For Securing Life, Health and Dignity


Budget:INR 94,08,208

The objective of the proposed project is to develop 4 villages in the project area of JBF where a safe and sustainable supply of water is created through decentralized and adaptive water resource management resulting in improved resilience to climate change.

Supported by:HSBC Bank

Vulnerability Reduction of Desert Communities in India through Safe and Sustainable Sources of Drinking Water


Budget:USD 203146

The Project aims to reduce vulnerability of desert communities through safe and sustainable sources of drinking water, creating enabling environment. The main objective of the project is to create cost effective and sustainable sources of safe drinking water in close proximity to points of consumption, creating an improved source of drinking water for water distressed communities compared to their present choices. The project has a direct impact on the drudgery of women and girl child primarilyresponsible for carryinghead loads of water home. The project impacts on the community, in terms of equitable water provisioning as well as in the larger framework of social and genderequity hasbeen significant.

Supported by:Charity : Water-US

Developing improved & sustainable sources of drinking water through rain water harvesting in 5 villages of Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India


Budget:GBP 146,437

The project aims to demonstrate the applicability of decentralized cost-effective rainwater harvesting, storage and purification structures for increasing the long-term availability of improved drinking water along with improved sanitation and hygiene practices. The project focuses its direct implementation efforts in 5 water distressed villages of the Marwar region in the Thar Desert.

Supported by:Wells for India-UK

Vulnerability Reduction through Community Empowerment and Control of Water in the Marwar Region

Period:2005 - 2009

Budget:USD 4,131,427

Project aimed to promote community management and control over water and other natural resources as a means to reduce vulnerability and ensure sustainable livelihoods for poor communities, particularly women, in the drought-prone areas of the Marwar Region of Rajasthan. 294 inclusive village level institutions created that constructed 291 community based water harvesting structures in 250 villages

Supported by:UNDP and Italian Development Corporation

Developing and Replicating the successful Community Based Small Enterprise Model- Paniharan Pariyojana


Budget:USD 63,600

An innovative community based small water enterprise was implemented using reverse osmosis technology to provide safe drinking impacting health and generating livelihood opportunities for community members. A scalable business model and distribution network has been set up which is being managed by the community institution. The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of the Government of Rajasthan is a partner and facilitator in this project.

Supported by:Acumen Fund

The Development Pact: An anti-corruption tool in the hands of disadvantaged groups


Budget:Euros 10,500

An innovative instrument called development pact was designed and implemented in one panchayat in Pali district for increased accountability of political office-holders at the panchayat level for ensuring integrity in public decisions that directly impact on development.

Supported by:Transparency International

Community Video Unit for development and social change in Jodhpur, Pali and Barmer districts of Western Rajasthan


Budget:Euros 46,633

A community Video Unit by the name of Jal Chitran has been set up, as a self sustaining entity. Their work has attracted visibility and appreciation with its films having won awards and got screened in international forums. The unit trains community members to make films which are then shown back in community meetings and are an effective medium of mobilization.

Supported by:Irish Aid

Adaptive Strategies Through Community Management of Natural Resources to address Climate Change in the Marwar Region


Budget:INR 2,500,000

The project was implemented in 5 villages of Barmer and Jodhpur districts and was successful in reviving traditional rainwater harvesting systems ensuring water security.

Supported by:HSBC Bank

Replicable Village Model of Participatory Water and Sanitation Management


Budget:INR 7,619,650

Project aims to create a model Panchayat (local self government unit) showcasing best practices of water, sanitation and hygiene management for wider replication. As a result, Five of the project village namely Janadesar, Chirayon ki Dhani, Mehram Nagar, Hingola and Pabunada have become model villages achieving nearly 90% sanitation and community based water harvesting structures have been created resulting in increased availability of water by 3-4 months.

Supported by:Wells for India- UK

Water and Livelihood Security for Vulnerability Reduction in the Marwar Region of Rajasthan


Budget:USD 1,580,000

The Project aimed to bring water security for the water distressed communities as well as livestock in the region by facilitating sustainable community ownership and management of natural resources. 94 water harvesting structures were revived/ constructed with village level community institutions in place for sustainable ownership and management of natural resources.

Supported by:UNDP

Sustainable Participatory Management of Natural Resources to Control Land Degradation in the Thar Desert Ecosystem


Budget:USD 909,091

The project aimed to promote sustainable and participatory management of community natural resources to achieve ecosystem health and climate change resilience in the arid region of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.

Supported by:UNDP and Global Environmental Facility

Enhancing Adaptive Strategies through Community Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Marwar Region


Budget:INR 32,64,955

The project was implemented so that that water security is achieved even during periods of low rainfall by improving the water harvesting potential in the village. For this an integrated water resource management plan was implemented in village Surani (Jodhpur district) developing it as a model village of best practices in water, sanitation, hygiene and environmental management.

Supported by:HSBC Bank

Reviving dry river beds by construction of sand dams


Budget:INR 2,379,040

Under this project 7 sand dams were built in 3 villages of Barmer and Jalore districts. The technology provides a reliable year round source of clean water in close proximity to thousands of homes, whilst recharging ground water and providing an environment conducive to small scale agriculture; the main industry of the target area.

Supported by:Excellent Development UK

Developing Traditional Water structures in two villages of Jaisalmer District


Budget:INR 550,000

The project is implemented to develop 02 community ponds in Barna and Jamda villages of Sipla panchayat in Jaisalmer district. The project aims to provide sustainable water access to 02 village communities to sustain their existence in the Thar Desert. The project is developed under the CSR initiative of YES bank.

Supported by:YES Bank

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