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Driving effective water governance and efficient use in agriculture through women farmers

Samaj Pragati Sahyog (SPS)

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The Bagli Tehsil of the Dewas district in Madhya Pradesh has pre-dominantly small and marginal farmers with a landholding size of less than 2 hectares. It is characterised by a hilly terrain which leads to excessive soil erosion and water run-off. The region has very few harvesting structures, to store rainwater. Hence, farmers depend either on the region’s low rainfall or groundwater to secure water for their irrigation needs. Over the decades, groundwater in this region has seen a rapidly declining trend.

HUF’s partnership with SPS aims to improve access to water for farmers in the region by augmenting the supply of water by activating water conservation structures. The programme also focusses on building strong women led Self-Help Groups at village level and their federations at a cluster level. These SHGs and federations drive adoption of water responsible agricultural practices among their village members. By promoting judicious use of water resources, while augmenting supply of water through structures, a water balance is maintained.

110 structures were activated across 150 villages of Dewas district. An estimated 7,520 farmers (95% were small and marginal) benefited through the adoption of practices on 25,400 hectares of land.

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