We work hand in hand with local communities to plan, implement and manage projects to harvest rainwater and ensure all-year-round water for farmers, families and communities.
Construction of new structures -
In order to harvest rainwater as and where it falls, ACF works hand in hand with the local community and other stakeholders to invest in, and create new structures, such as check dams, ponds, dykes and khadins. ACF follows an integrated river basin/watershed management approach to harvest rainwater and enhance ground water recharge. In 2018, we will treat watershed area of 1500 hectares and create an additional water storage capacity of 2.8 MCM through construction of new structures.
Renovation & revival of existing structures -
ACF learns about various traditional rainwater harvesting structures from the people and supports communities to revive them to make them functional. This includes dredging, deepening and widening of ponds, restoration of wells and the fixing of structures that are broken.
Promoting innovations -
ACF takes an innovative approach to rainwater harvesting, interlinking rivers and water bodies to capture precious 'run off' so that it is not wasted, and harnessing old 'mined out' pits as large water storage facilities. We assess and map the unique terrain and topography of each community and tailor rainwater harvesting interventions to the unique needs of the area.
Ripple Effective – Water for Farmers
Farmers are a key group that ACF works with across the country – not only to harvest water, but to teach them to use it more efficiently.
Ripple Effect: Water Harvesting
Discover the impact that intensive rainwater harvesting initiatives have had on the lives of communities in the dry, drought ridden regions of Rajasthan, and how their lives, and farming enterprises have been transformed through the capturing of precious water via ponds, check dams and other traditional structures.
Water for All
Kotlu Village, in Darlaghat, Himachal Pradesh and the lives of 10 farming households, have been transformed thanks to the construction of a series of check dams and irrigation channels by Ambuja Cement Foundation, which have brought to life 20acres of land - once rendered barren due to lack of water. Just 2 years ago, farmers were only growing cereals and pulses over 6months of the year, due to a lack…Read more