UBU is very happy to tell that the Civil Society Fund has approved our application for a new project in India. The title of the project is: ”Sustainable water resources management in West Bengal, India: Balancing needs and use for households and irrigation”
Our aim is to prevent over exploitation of groundwater and to preserve drinking water quality in rural areas in Sundarban, by ensuring that the civil society and the government institutions understand why and how groundwater should be used in a sustainable way.
Another important aspect is that our partner organisation JGVK, community based organisations and community groups can advocate to relevant government institutions regarding solutions for unsustainable groundwater use, vulnerable embankments and poor field drainage systems.
The project is expected to cover a large area in the two West Bengal districts of North- and South 24 Parganas, counting five blocks in the southern part (Basanti, Gosaba, Kultali, Mathuraput II, Patharpratima) and two blocks in the in the northern part (Gaighata, Sandeshkhali II).
The intervention will run for the next three years.