Since 2008, Yuva Mitra has embarked on a resolute journey in Water Resource Development and Management, signifying our unwavering commitment to rural sustainability. Our endeavors are in direct alignment with critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably emphasizing climate action and life on land. Over the years, our expertise in water resource development has expanded far beyond conventional approaches, catalyzing transformative change across ecosystems and livelihoods.
Community-Centric Approach: Empowering Beneficiaries for Success
Our approach is rooted in community empowerment, actively engaging beneficiaries in participatory and contributory roles. These beneficiaries contribute through man-days, financial support, and materials, playing a pivotal part in the success of our initiatives. Our approach thrives on a profound understanding of the intricate interactions among land, water, and communities.
Transforming Degraded Landscapes and Water-Scarce Communities
The impact of our work can be witnessed through the transformation of degraded landscapes into thriving ecosystems and communities once burdened by water scarcity, now self-sustaining and prosperous. A prime example of our commitment is the Jam River Watershed Project in Sinnar taluka. In an area historically plagued by drought, we have rejuvenated the Jam River, ensuring year-round access to vital drinking and irrigation water. This intervention has not only broken the cycle of seasonal migration but also ushered in resilience and prosperity.
Pioneering Initiatives in Sustainable Water Management
Yuva Mitra’s remarkable journey spans over fifteen years, marked by a comprehensive range of water resource development projects in collaboration with diverse donors and supporters. Our initiatives have left an indelible mark on rural communities, reflecting our commitment to sustainable water management.
Noteworthy Accomplishments Include:
- Successful execution of the DBI System Regeneration program in partnership with Tata Trusts, the Government of Maharashtra, and Nashik Run Charitable Trusts, spanning 22 canals and 23 kilometers across 18 villages.
- The Jalsamruddhi program, conducted in collaboration with CSR partners such as Tata Trusts, Galaxy Surfactant Pvt Ltd, Gharda Chemicals Pvt Ltd, ATE Chandra Foundation, and the Government of Maharashtra, which has touched 296 villages across six blocks in Nashik district.
- Endeavors like the PIM (Kadwa Canal) program, CRSSM program in partnership with GIZ, the Atal Bhujal program with the Haryana government, and research projects on solar energy and water management in various districts.
- Ongoing work, including the Jal Jeevan Mission, Lakhpati Kisan, and Jal Kavach project, underscore our unwavering dedication to addressing water-related challenges and fostering sustainable rural development.
Prioritizing Sustainable Development Goals
Our commitment to the SDGs remains steadfast, guiding our strategies to combat the multifaceted impacts of climate change. We advocate climate-smart practices, resource conservation, and community resilience. Concurrently, our work resonates deeply with preserving biodiversity and mitigating land degradation. In our pursuit of water resource development and management, we prioritize these core principles, rejuvenating landscapes, preserving the diverse life they nurture, and advocating sustainable land use practices.
A Collective Journey Towards Rural Sustainability
In conclusion, we believe that through collaborative efforts, we can advance towards a world where rural sustainability harmonizes with the natural rhythms of our planet. We invite like-minded individuals and organizations to join hands with us in creating a brighter future where rural communities thrive, and ecosystems flourish in perfect harmony with nature.
YUVA MITRA'S COMMITMENT TO SDG'S IN WRDM
FROM ALL THE PROJECTS COMBINED, AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME
INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25% FOR 11000 BENEFICIARIES
FROM TRAININGS ON WATER MANAGEMENT AND WORK ON WATER CONSERVATION AND STORAGE, YIELD WAS INCREASE BY MORE THAN 40%
THE INCREASED YIELD RESULTED IN INCREASED INCOME FOR FARMERS IN THE REGION
ESTABLISHED MORE THAN 30 FARMER PRODUCEER ORGANIZATIONS BENEFITING MORE THAN 15000 FARMERS
ESTABLISHMENT AND STRENGTHENING OF MORE THAN 85 WATER USER
ASSOCIATIONS AND VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES