Water Resources Development has been a prime program of the Sadguru Foundation, as most of our activities are based on and revolve around water and watershed land. The Foundation began its activity with water resources four decades ago, pioneering it in the NGO sector. As far as possible this program is the entry point activity-depending on the development potential, willingness of the community and availability of financial resources-when we enter in new village.
Sadguru is known nationally and internationally for its specialisation and contribution in small scale water resources development based on appropriate technology for the most backward regions and people. With the clear focus on strong technical designs, effective project implementation, and post-project management along with full participation of the community, Sadguru has successfully completed more than thousand water resources development projects directly benefiting over two million people. There are hundreds of studies, reports and success stories on water sector program of Sadguru Foundation.
Five types of programs are usually undertaken for water resources development: Community Lift Irrigation Scheme; Community Masonary Check Dams; Wells Development and Recharge; Drinking Water Schemes; and Micro Watershed Development. In addition, we provide guidance, training and consultancy services to other NGOs operating this field in other regions of India.