Watersheds


How Over 500 Women in South India Built Sustainable Livelihoods in Face of Drought

POWERGRID-ICRISAT project in Karnataka empowers through integrated watershed management Farm-dependent households in Ukkali now have an added source of income, thanks to the village’s enterprising women who availed of the POWER GRID-ICRISAT watershed project. Underway in the northern Karnataka village, the watershed project ‘Improving rural livelihoods through farmer-centric integrated watershed […]

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NITI AAYOG Cites ICRISAT Watershed Achievements

The NITI Aayog recently commended the impact of community best practices for watershed management, in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. “Local community in the water scarce Parasai-Sindh region of Jhansi, #UttarPradesh increased groundwater level by 2-5 meters & made 100 acres of land cultivable by constructing check dams, farm ponds and […]


Changing the face of drinking water and waste water solutions

For decades, rural areas have benefited from development agencies installing water pumps to tap bore water for drinking. However, this holds the risk of contamination. The ICRISAT Development Center is piloting a self-sustaining model for filtered drinking water at Kothapally village in India. The pilot project involves a community-dug borewell […]

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Working with Asian Paints for their corporate social responsibility

Understanding the need to strengthen ecosystem services through natural resource management in dryland areas, ICRISAT in collaboration with Asian Paints Limited launched a project ‘Improved Livelihoods through Integrated Water Resources Management in Community Watershed in Medak’ at Bhanur village, Telangana, India, on 21 October. “Untimely rains and land degradation have hit agricultural productivity hard. In recent years, […]