Nuh District is proceeding slowly in the journey of growth and development. It is a backward District of Haryana. This District has been struggling with unavailability of streams/drainage line systems, increasing soil erosion, lack of knowledge on climate-resilient practices, high agriculture production cost and biodiversity loss. To address these issues AFPRO initiated the project in 9 villages of Nuh, Haryana which will benefit 2601 households to uplift the lives of the community. AFPRO’s comprehensive approach includes a range of interventions on water management, renovation of existing water harvesting and recharging structures, soil moisture conservation and enhancing water use efficiency. In this project AFPRO is adopting advance models to promote agriculture and allied areas to improve food security and livelihoods. These villages are supported by technical assistance, knowledge sharing, and capacity building.
This is a collaborative effort between AFPRO and ITC for natural resource management that will enable the villages with improved access to water resources, enhanced agricultural practices -a pathway to better livelihoods.
OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAMME
The overall goal of the project is to build capacity of the farming communities on water conservation through enhancing farmer’s knowledge. The specific objectives of the project are as follows.
- To augment natural resource base like water resources, wastelands etc.
- To promote the water efficient agronomic practices for sustainable use of water resource.
- To build the capacities and promote effective functioning of water centric CBOs to undertake planning, implementation and post project management
- To improve the sanitation and hygiene condition of the target community
- To enhance the livelihood by creating income generation opportunities for the marginal farmers, landless farmers and youth through farm and non- farm sector interventions
MAJOR INTERVENTIONS & IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM
The project will have an integrated approach to achieve the sustainable outcomes for ecological and socio-economic development. The approach is based on learning of the feasibility study and will be integrated in five major areas as follows:
- Natural Resource Management
- Farmers’ Capacity Building – Knowledge Management
- Drinking Water, health and Sanitation (WASH)
- Livelihood Diversification
- Institution Support
Funding Partner : ITC
Duration : April 2023 – March 2024
Location : 9 villages of Nuh District of Haryana
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