Springs are the main source of water for about 200 million people in India. Most of them (80%) are in the Himalayan states and the rest in the Eastern and Western Ghats. Springs feed streams and rivers and are critical to mountain ecosystems. Across the country, we are witnessing a sharp decline in both the flow and quality of these once perennial and pristine sources of water.
Arghyam flagged off its initiatives in spring-based water security work in 2007-08. Our initiatives use scientific methods to recharge springs, moderate flood peaks, to enhance rainfall infiltration into the ground, and also revive dysfunctional traditional systems.