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POWERGRID-ICRISAT watershed has scale-out potential across India

Low cost drought proofing strategies for windfall gains in drylands Technologies developed in a national CSR award-winning watershed project in India have helped over 20,000 farmers in southern India conserve 200,000 m3 of water and earn higher incomes through alternate livelihood options. The project has a scale-out potential of more […]

A beneficiary from the project has set up her own store to sell stationary and snacks.

Farmer Pabitra Majhi’s farm in Ranibahal village, Kalahandi district, Odisha. Photos: ICRISAT Development Center

Drought-Prone Landscape Turns Green

Farm ponds, revived soils and improved crop varieties lead to a more productive rural Odisha Kalahandi district in Odisha, India, has suffered from repeated droughts and famines for several decades, causing great hardships to the local farmers. A holistic intervention is helping 8,500 farmers in 10 villages boost farm yields […]