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Water and livelihood security through community engagement

The project “Water and livelihood security through community engagement” will boost income through agriculture and allied activities, water harvesting measures and other community engagement initiatives for citizenship building. The project will strengthen the institutional, technical and financial capabilities of the communities for better farm-based livelihoods. It will help build water harvesting infrastructures, promote water conservation practices for ecological and economic sustainability, and strengthen cluster approach in farming. It will also encourage women’s participation in economic activities to enhance family income.

The project aims to help build village level capacities for managing sustainable conservation of water and livelihoods development.

REACH

13,088 households, 10 villages

REGION

Bargarh district in Odisha

PROJECT STATUS

Ongoing

TIMELINE

April to December 2022

BUDGET

₹90.52 lakh

PARTNERS

ACC Trust

ACTIVITIES

  • Strengthening village development committees and self-help groups
  • Facilitating preparation of village action plans
  • Session with community, PRI members and related functionaries
  • Formation and strengthening of Farmer Producer Groups 
  • Strengthening Farmer Producer Organisation
  • Interface meeting with line departments
  • Renovation of Ponds to be used for irrigation purposes
  • Plantation & land development activities for water conservation
  • Promotion of improved package of practices in rice cultivation
  • Building irrigation systems
  • Promotion of community fisheries
  • Developing horticulture plantation
  • Promotion of women led enterprise
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