Depleting groundwater levels in the Gaya district were putting high stress on the agriculture-dependent communities of the region. Through the use of rainwater harvesting technologies, over the two phases of the project, Arghyam supported DISHA in reducing the vulnerability of these communities to droughts. The burden on women who previously travelled long distances to fetch water was reduced significantly by providing them easy access to water. Schools also became self-sufficient with access to harvested rainwater. Workshops conducted for members of the gram panchayat resulted in an increased awareness about rainwater and the role the community and local government play in its conservation.
|Over the two phases of the project:
DISHA is a voluntary organization inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology of serving the downtrodden, poorest of the poor and marginalized sections of the urban and rural community by working on peace, justice, human rights, advocacy, education, health, employment and women’s empowerment. DISHA works with civil societies to find lasting solutions to poverty, justices and entitlements at the individual and community level.