Diversification, Poverty Dynamics, Natural resource management
Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh
Revival of old water resources for better farm livelihoods
Doubling farmer’s income, Kisan-mitra, Post-harvest losses, Bundelkhand Region, Agricultural Transformation, Livelihoods, Sustainability
BISLID, ICAR-CAFRI, ICAR-IGFRI KVKs and NGOs
A water tank’s renovation in one of India’s most drought-prone regions benefited as many as 200 farm families last year and opened up aquaculture opportunities for the village. This helped create a storage capacity of about 25,000 cubic meters. The tank filled multiple times during last year’s monsoon and provided more than 100,000 cubic meter of surface water. This facilitated groundwater recharge in the village, renewing defunct tubewells that supplied water for domestic and farm use.
ICRISAT Development Center
Asia Program, ICRISAT Development Centre