The following are a few of MYRADA’s ongoing Natural Resource and Environment related projects
- Community Led Sustainable Management of Resource for Promotion of Livelihood and Secured Natural Base
Donor: Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Aim of the Project: The overall aim of the project is to improve the natural resources and increase the water resource and retention through conservation and proper management practices. The project’s aim includes improving and increasing the income of the poor especially the small, marginal farmers and also the landless through farm and non-farm based interventions
Geographical area and coverage: Selected villages in five districts – Bidar, Bellary, Chitradurga, Gulbarga and Kolar. These are rainfed drought prone regions with a large extent of environmental degradation. 7269 ha of land in 23 villages was identified for the intervention, impacting directly or indirectly over 4629 families with 3060 land holding families being impacted through watershed development activities and 600 landless families through non-farm based livelihood activities.
A detailed report of the HUF project report click here
- Community Managed Participatory Watershed Development Programme
Donor: Azim Premji Foundation
- To recharge the groundwater table through creating water harvesting structures
- To increase the agriculture productivity by improving the soil fertility
- To Improving soil fertility by applying biomass & vermi compost and by crop rotation
- To Promote horticulture
- To Create alternative income generation programme / livelihood activities for the small, marginal and landless families
- To Promote Peoples Institutions to manage the programme in a sustainable manner
(It needs to be reiterated that though this is a watershed development programme, livelihoods and capacity building of people’s institutions are an integral part of the programme.
Geographical Area and Coverage : Covers watersheds in Chamrajanagar and Kolar districts of Karnataka
- Natural Resource Management and Livelihood Promotion
Donor: ITC Limited
- Improve the environment for protecting agriculture from adverse climatic factors.
- Increase the supply of wood fuel for domestic use, small timber for rural housing, fodder for livestock.
- To provide employment opportunities to the rural population and provide jobs for unskilled workers Land rehabilitation.
- To provide efficient soil and water conservation.
- Finally, its object is to raise the standard of living and quality of life of the rural people
Geographical Area and Coverage :
55 villages in Chamrajnagar, Gundulpet and Kollegal taluks of Chamrajnagar district in Karnataka
Activities include social forestry, tank rehabilitation and capacity building of watershed associations
- Integrated Watershed Management Programme
Donor: District Watershed Development Department, Chamarajanagar
- To conserve of moisture in rainfall for optimal production
- To prevent soil & water erosion.
- To Prevent flood irrigation.
- To recharge groundwater or increase the water table in wells
- To increase the productivity.
- To maximum utilization of locally available materials & skilled labours
- To increase the knowledge on importance of soil & water conservation among the community.
Geographical Area and Coverage :
34945.82 Ha in 6 sub watersheds in Chamrajnagar, Gundulpet and Kollegal taluks of Chamrajnagar district
Besides components such as soil and moisture conservation, bund plantation project also incorporates activities such as capacity building of SAGs and WDAs, awareness building through Grama sabhas, street plays etc. and farmers’ exposure to agriculture fairs