Strengthening Collaborative Efforts: ICRISAT Hosts Uttar Pradesh Minister

On 6 October 2023, ICRISAT hosted Mr Hargovind Kushwaha, Minister of State, Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, and a group of farmers. Minister Kushwaha welcomed the opportunity to engage members of ICRISAT’s leadership team, which included Dr Arvind Kumar, Deputy Director General-Research; Dr ML Jat, Research Program Director for Resilient […]

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Jhansi Commissioner visits the GoUP-ICRISAT project site in Uttar Pradesh

  On 13 September, 2023, Dr Adarsh Singh, IAS, Commissioner of Jhansi Division, led a delegation of department officers to witness the ongoing work under the ICRISAT- Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY) – Government of Uttar Pradesh (GoUP) Project in Bhadokhar village in Jhansi district. Dr Ramesh Singh, Principal Scientist and […]

ICRISAT Wins Prestigious UNDP Mahatma Award 2023 for Work in Bundelkhand, India

ICRISAT clinched the ‘UNDP Mahatma Award for Biodiversity’ for its remarkable contributions to humanity, its unwavering commitment to positive change, and its transformative impact on society. The award-winning submission highlighted community-led innovations in landscape management in Central India’s Bundelkhand region. Through a combination of rainwater harvesting structures and agroforestry measures, […]


The minister’s field visit to a Haveli in Chitrakoot project site.

UP agriculture minister reviews DFI project, visits Chitrakoot site

Mr Surya Pratap Shahi, Minister of Agriculture in Uttar Pradesh state’s government, reviewed the progress of the Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) project in the state’s Bundelkhand region. The minister praised the concept of renovating traditional water tanks (Havelis) renovation and appreciated efforts of all partners and project team members. Mr […]

How Over 500 Women in South India Built Sustainable Livelihoods in Face of Drought

POWERGRID-ICRISAT project in Karnataka empowers through integrated watershed management Farm-dependent households in Ukkali now have an added source of income, thanks to the village’s enterprising women who availed of the POWER GRID-ICRISAT watershed project. Underway in the northern Karnataka village, the watershed project ‘Improving rural livelihoods through farmer-centric integrated watershed […]



NITI AAYOG Cites ICRISAT Watershed Achievements

The NITI Aayog recently commended the impact of community best practices for watershed management, in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. “Local community in the water scarce Parasai-Sindh region of Jhansi, #UttarPradesh increased groundwater level by 2-5 meters & made 100 acres of land cultivable by constructing check dams, farm ponds and […]

Changing the face of drinking water and waste water solutions

For decades, rural areas have benefited from development agencies installing water pumps to tap bore water for drinking. However, this holds the risk of contamination. The ICRISAT Development Center is piloting a self-sustaining model for filtered drinking water at Kothapally village in India. The pilot project involves a community-dug borewell […]

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Working with Asian Paints for their corporate social responsibility

Understanding the need to strengthen ecosystem services through natural resource management in dryland areas, ICRISAT in collaboration with Asian Paints Limited launched a project ‘Improved Livelihoods through Integrated Water Resources Management in Community Watershed in Medak’ at Bhanur village, Telangana, India, on 21 October. “Untimely rains and land degradation have hit agricultural productivity hard. In recent years, […]