Rajasthan is known for its beautiful palaces, unique culture and topography, and cuisine. Economically, it is an important state in the country as it houses 90 per cent of the country’s total mineral reserves. Economic opportunity and poverty go hand in hand in the state of Rajasthan making it an attractive destination for CSR. Let us look at top CSR projects in Rajasthan.
Top CSR Projects in Rajasthan
Project Pani by Swaraj Tractors
Ajmer & Nagaur districts were marred by dual problems of declining groundwater levels, along with high salinity and fluoride levels. Having identified the issue, Swaraj Tractors, a part of the Mahindra Group and its NGO partner Sarv Mangal Gramin Vikas Sansthan launched Project Pani in 2020 and engaged over 200 women from different villages to repair traditional water bodies.
These women were involved in the deepening of three ponds in their villages and the repair of a 7000 meters long bund. 12 iron gates for irrigation channels were installed and nine ponds were desilted to serve domestic livestock, to help them generate additional sources of income through pisciculture.
The project has been successful in reaching out to over 4000 villagers of over 700 households in Ajmer to conserve over 14 lakh kiloliters of water per year. Since its inception, the project has undertaken restoration and renovation of old rainwater harvesting structures. As a result of it, the irrigation potential of Ajmer has increased by over 300 hectares and has also helped three villages in the district while recharging 75 old wells during the year.
The project has also enabled the conservation of 12 lakh litres of drinking water every year benefiting 3000 school students of Nagaur district through rainwater harvesting. Roof Rainwater tanks have also been built and installed under this project in 12 government-run district schools…
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