Decentralised participatory planning through MGNREGA to create durable livelihood assets like farm ponds, orchards, etc, has helped the farmers to increase their livelihood baskets and stopped distressed migration
Recognizing the importance of having a perennial source of water when planning any agricultural activity and change, the SHG women of Kelaur, supported by PRADAN and government departments, installed solar energy-powered water pumps, leading them to cultivating vegetables and fruit in their homesteads, which brought about a sea change in their economic status and self-sufficiency
Using the provisions under MGNREGA to gainfully engage the thousands of migrant labour, who are fleeing big cities and returning to their villages, is a productive way to turn the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity for creating assets that support rural livelihoods and lead to self-sufficiency.
Rain-fed rivers usually run dry in the months before the monsoon season. Rejuvenating a river is a complex, highly skilled and an essential process in order to sustain life and livelihoods all along its banks.
Finding a way to harvest rainwater by creating freshwater pockets in existing saline aquifers is a novel and creative way to solve the drinking water problem in the arid regions of Haryana, which have very few surface water resources
Hearing about floods and actually experiencing the death and destruction it wreaks are totally different; the PRADAN team realizes this as it struggles to find solutions to counter the devastating effects that the receding waters leave behind for the villagers
Improving sanitation facilities and making them sustainable means changing behaviour. Helping people to understand the importance of toilets can inspire them to invest their time and resources in upgrading these facilities and taking care of them. The benefits of a toilet are not only health-related—the pride, dignity and convenience that they bring are usually more important in convincing people to use them.
Undaunted by the challenges of poor irrigation, poor service delivery, low rate of literacy, poor health facilities, degraded land, under-developed agriculture, and lack of basic services in Godda, PRADAN’s initiation of INRM, is slowly transforming the land, the women and the villages, bringing hope of economic self-sufficiency.
Bringing electricity to the remote and difficult terrain of Ballimusti village by creating micro hydro projects using the available water resources in the area has transformed the darkness in the lives of the villagers and liberated them from depending on the meagre supply of kerosene to light their lamps.
Transforming the lives of villagers by combining the resources of the community, the government and the local leadership, PRADAN uses collaboration and convergence as the basic approach in creating a significant impact on the livelihoods of the community