Thank you very much for showing interest in joining the movement for a drought-free Maharashtra. Your contribution is going to make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of villagers.
Paani Foundation initiated the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, a competition between villages for doing the best work in watershed management and water conservation. Through this initiative they are providing training and support to these village communities so that they can build watershed capacity, make watershed plans and mobilise people for Shramdaan (voluntary manual labour) to carry out the work.
While Shramdaan helps in bringing villages together, certain watershed structures cannot be built without the use of earth moving machinery, especially in difficult topographical conditions. Earth moving machines are also critical for villages to accomplish their watershed management plans in the short period of 45 days available during the Water Cup.
Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), a non-political, not-for-profit, secular non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1993 by Mr. Shantilal Muttha, has decided to support these village communities by providing earth moving machinery free of cost to complete their watershed management work. Last year, for the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017, BJS provided over 70,000 hours of machine support to over 350 villages with help of 490 machines (JCB/Poclains).
Most villages cannot afford the hiring costs of earth moving machinery. The villages that have completed the threshold amount of Shramdaan, are looking for your generous support. Their families and their future depend on water. While they are doing all the labour themselves, your donation could go a long way in making their efforts bear fruit, and making their lives water-abundant.
For more information contact:
Write to us:
Bhartiya Jain Sanghatana
Maharashtra Dushkal Mukht Abhiyaan
Level 3, Muttha Chambers II, Senapati Bapat Marg,
Pune-411016 (Maharashtra), India