Water conservation is one key issue Goonj is focusing on, while working with rural communities across India; digging/reviving/repairing wells, cleaning/reviving/making ponds, lakes,water canal and making check dams.
Turning urban surplus into a resource for Water Conservation..
India’s water crisis is a well known fact and the worst affected is rural India where traditional water sources like wells, ponds, rivers and dams are fast dwindling. Goonj works with the core principle of Improving Before Changing. Focusing on reviving the already present water related resources in villages, Our teams mobilize village communities to clean their ponds /wells and revive their water bodies using local resources and indigenous knowledge..
Apart from improving the quality of water, these activities have impacted lives of people struggling with droughts and water scarcity. It also impacts many other issues like agriculture, economic well-being, nutrition, education, migration and makes the quality of life of the communities better, especially women.