Sikkim is a high altitude mountain state crisscrossed by high mountains and steep river gorges. At present, the main source of water in the state is the surface and sub-surface water flows.
Challenges of water scarcity have been recurring in Sikkim in recent years. Many springs/ponds in the project sites are drying up or becoming seasonal and the discharge during the lean season is declining. The proposed project aims to address drinking and domestic water scarcity in remote habitats in the rain shadow areas of Sikkim, including participatory planning and resource mapping, ecosystem reconstruction, and capacity building of stakeholders.
TMI-India works to conserve the world’s high priority mountain ecosystems, improve the livelihoods of mountain people, and increase awareness for mountain issues through advocacy, education, and outreach. As a mountain-based organisation,TMI-India seeks to develop and provide innovative solutions, in cooperation with regional and international partners, national and local partners, which foster action and change for overcoming mountain people’s economic, social and physical vulnerability.