July 2006 Srirampura
Karnataka
September 2020

Where we work

We work in Karnataka in the upper catchment of the River Papagni, covering three of its tributaries in the two districts of Kolar and Chikkaballapur. The region is characterised by hilly terrain with rocky boulders and sparse vegetation. Degraded forest patches and common pastures are a mix of dry-deciduous, tropical thorn and scrub forests, infested with invasive Lantana. In recent years, cultivation of water-intensive crops has resulted in unbridled groundwater extraction, and has depleted the water table to alarmingly low levels.

What we do

We work towards strengthening the Panchayat structure and their subcommittees to enable the restoration and governance of shared natural resources. We also promote sustainable agriculture practices that improve soil health, and encourage the adoption of diversified Natural Resource Management-linked livelihoods.

Impact at a Glance

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Village-level Habitations
Strengthened

587

Through Direct
Engagement

406

Through Karyashala

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Thousand Lives
Impacted

290

Through Direct
Engagement

346

Through Karyashala

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Thousand Acres of
Commons Secured

120

Through Direct
Engagement

97

Through Karyashala

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Testimonials

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