Community-Owned Social and Agroforestry Phase IV

Phase IV of the “Community-Owned Social and Agroforestry” project will focus on village institutions and capacity building along with technology and infrastructure building. The project is being taken up on the principles of Water Secure Gram Panchayat (WSGP) programme which works around water equity and resilience, water sustainability and prosperity from water. This phase will focus on four villages that form part of one micro-watershed and will cover around 200 acres of area.

The project aims to build community capacities for collective social action, introduce technological interventions for protection of watershed areas, and undertake social and agroforestry to ensure source sustainability while improving natural resources-based livelihoods.


258 households, 4 villages


Kalahandi district in Odisha




April 2022 to Present


₹65 lakh


InterGlobe Foundation


  • Formation of VDC sub-committees for eco-restoration and sustainability for programme monitoring and sustainability in four villages.
  • Ensure at least 40% of the members and one office bearer of all Village Development Committees and sub-committees are women. 
  • Prepare water security plans for four villages. 
  • Orientation of Gram Panchayat functionaries of two Gram Panchayats on water security plans and fund mobilisation.
  • Ensure 50% women candidates among 12 Village Institution Service Providers (VISP) and ensure all 12 have capabilities for discharge  measurements and project impact monitoring in the four villages.
  • Ensure 50% women candidates among 8 Jala Bandhu and all are trained in leading the field level programme implementation.
  • Formation of a club for Jala Bandhu and VISPs with necessary infrastructure set up such as computers, pico-projectors, television, audio/video learning modules, and library.
  • Mobilisation of community contribution of ₹18,50,000 in the form of labour and material.
  • Revival of all dormant SHGs in the intervention villages.
  • Formation of village level forum of SHGs for collective social action in all project villages.
  • Train 20 women SHGs on organisation and leadership.
  • Train 20 SHGs on 1000 days concept, nutritional wellbeing, and hygiene management
  • Formation of child clubs in four villages.
  • Ensure eight nurseries are set up by Jala Bandhu or SHGs to meet new tree plantation needs. 
  • Undertake hydrogeological mapping for the micro-watershed and the villages 
  • Take up 250 acres of land for treatment through staggered contour trenches, gully plugs and water absorption trenches.
  • Cover 180 acres of land under plantation activities and 200 acres of land under intercropping.  
  • Plant 65,000 social forestry saplings across intervention villages.
  • Provide weather and agro-advisory services in four villages
  • Organise farmer groups in one Gram Panchayat
  • Take up two Diversion Based Irrigation (DBI) projects.
  • Demonstrate two small scale solar irrigation pumps for increasing cropping area.
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