Arghyam grants funds to organisations, which implement and manage groundwater and sanitation projects in India. Arghyam has made grants to recipients in 22 states of India since 2005, the year of its founding.
Arghyam, meaning, ‘offering’ in Sanskrit, is a public charitable foundation that is based in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The foundation’s work rests upon a personal endowment from Rohini Nilekani.
Arghyam supports sustainable water management towards meeting the basic water needs of all citizens, especially those from vulnerable communities. While the focus is on domestic water, Arghyam’s activities are contextualized around the broader issues of the water sector and take into consideration agricultural, industrial and environmental aspects.