Every Drop of Water Counts

by | Apr 10, 2019 | Impact, Success Stories

The main occupation of Baldeogarh in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, a semi-arid  region with red sandy soil and deprived of ground water, is agriculture and its allied activities.  With rain-fed agriculture and low yielding livestock, people in this area are very poor. Thus,  integrated watershed management programme was introduced in collaboration with Hindustan Unilever Vitality Foundation in 15 villages. A small dam was built. One of the farmers Pragilal says, “30 farmers are benefitted by the dam and have started irrigating their farms using diesel engine. The dam has helped in irrigating 50 ha”. He also added “every drop of water is important”. Now, he is able to take up two crops. Subsequent to the project, the second crop of wheat was also cultivated with 3 – 8 tons, yielding a net income of Rs. 28,500. After the launching of the watershed development programme by BAIF in 15 villages of Baldeogarh, the farmers decided to construct a dam-cum-bridge. Now, the vegetable growers of Janakpur and Khajrar are especially happy, as visiting Hirapur market every week to sell their produce, has become easy.

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