With the support of our technical partner, ACWADAM, the land of each village is thoroughly surveyed to design a tailored groundwater management strategy. CORO’s also conducts socioeconomic surveys to inform our people-centric strategy.
In each village, a fund management committee (gramkosh) is initiated with equal numbers of men and women as active participants. This committee is responsible for managing the money for the rainwater harvesting initiative, having a dedicated bank account, and also being an inclusive, collective decision-making platform for the village’s endeavours to harvest rainwater.
Men, women, and youth in each of the villages volunteer their labour for one hour every day for the benefit of their communities. They dig ditches, construct check dams, and prepare fields for maximum rainwater harvesting.