GRAVIS; Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Contact: Dr. Prakash Tyagi
April 2018 – April 2021
Budget: Total, Rs.12,66,840; 2018, Rs.4,25,960
In this project GRAVIS will work to improve conditions in three remote villages in the Badmer district of the Thar desert. A Village Development Committee has been established in each village to manage various issues, including improvement of practices in water management and crop production, resolution of disputes, and coordination with government agencies. Training and supervision of the committees will continue throughout the project. Villagers are receiving training on sustainable climate-resilient farming and bio-sand filter usage, and taankas are being built to harvest rainwater. Moreover, seed banks will be established to ensure the availability of crop varieties that are well adapted to the arid environment.