Residents of the Bundelkhand region experience acute scarcity of water for agricultural and domestic use. The project has been able to demonstrate a successful model for drinking water supply. This included management of demand for water, supply of water, development and strengthening of institutions that undertake decisions related to water management, and management of sanitation at the personal, household and village level.
Conjunctive use of water resources was implemented through groundwater based piped water supply, hand pumps, rooftop rainwater harvesting and revival of dug wells. The source to sink approach was established and water-loop was closed. With reduced distance to access a source of water, drudgery was reduced for women and village level conflicts were also reduced. The project resulted in adequate, reliable and safe water being made available to 95% of households. Also, demand was generated from the local government and communities for implementation of a similar programme in nearby villages.
Development Alternatives (DA) envisions a world where every citizen can live a secure, healthy and fulfilling life, in harmony with nature. DA works with a mission of creating sustainable livelihoods in large numbers. The main focus areas for its work are employment generation, skill development, a clean environment and full-filling basic needs.