Watershed Cell cum Data Centre (WCDC)
Agriculture is the basic practice of occupation for the livelihood of villagers of Jharkhand, but the community is still facing the crisis of water. Watershed initiative is the most significant and sustainable approach for development especially in the arid region of Jharkhand. The main objective of the project is to provide additional water storage and water conservation measures. The major concern regarding the promotion of water structures is to eradicate the hunger and poverty of the area. Many watershed approaches have been initiated by Citizens Foundation. The water holding capacity of the soil is very poor as a result of which even after average 200 cm rainfall, each year the farmers face scarcity of water for cultivation. The organization is mainly focusing to build up the ideal water conservation approach in the different project areas.
The program has been initiated in 25 villages of 3 Districts (Gumla, Lohardaga and Ranchi). Till now the project is directly benefitting 4053 nos. of househelds and has provided additional irrigation on 4800 hec of land.
The project is directly benefitting the farmers and the additional irrigation has been provided. Till now the ongoing work has provided the additional irrigation and crop diversity has increased.