September 2003 Kacholia, Rajasthan June 2020

Where we work

FES works directly and through partners with communities in eight districts. We work with agro-pastoral communities in Bhilwara, Ajmer, Jaipur and Pali, and with tribal communities in Udaipur, Pratapgarh, Chittorgarh and Rajsamand. The central districts face recurrent drought conditions, while the southern districts are marked by severe deforestation, loss of biodiversity and increasing levels of poverty.

What we do

Across regions, we support local communities to secure long-term tenure over common lands, improve local governance of shared natural resources, promote local federations, and channel public investments such as MGNREGS to restore forests, common pastures, and water bodies. We also focus on highlighting the critical ecological functions of forests for viable agriculture, including strengthening livelihoods, and meeting food, fodder, firewood, and water requirements.

Our collaborations with Milk Unions, Prakriti Karyashala outreach, and engagement with Panchayats and the government, enables wider replication of conservation measures for shared natural resources in Rajasthan.

Impact at a Glance

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Village-level Habitations
Strengthened

2485

Through Direct
Engagement

2690

Through Partnerships
& Karyashala

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Thousand Lives
Impacted

1767

Through Direct
Engagement

3308

Through Partnerships
& Karyashala

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Thousand Acres of
Commons Secured

753

Through Direct
Engagement

705

Through Partnerships
& Karyashala

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Testimonials

Implementing Partners

Partner Highlights

In coordination with the Sirohi district administration, PRADAN and Jan Chetna Sansthan trained 685 women from Pindwara and Abu Road Blocks in MGNREGS implementation. This boosted the number of women qualified for employment as mates and the number of women MGNREGS mates rose to 90% in the two blocks. District administration scaled this model in other blocks, making Sirohi the first district in Rajasthan with 90% women MGNREGS mates.

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