Commitment to Action

Water & Livelihoods Security in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Commitment by

Jal Bhagirathi Foundation

In 2008, the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation (JBF) made a commitment at CGI Asia to create a community-driven framework for water and natural resource management, thereby reducing vulnerability to climate change. The aim was to improve access of Indian communities--especially women and disadvantaged groups--to safe drinking water, sanitation, and sustainable livelihood opportunities in 400 villages of the project area, impacting nearly 500,000 lives.

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Commitment

Water & Livelihoods Security in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$5,600,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Jal Bhagirathi Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Italian Development Cooperation, UNDP India, European Union, Wells for India, HSBC Bank