India is facing the worst water crisis in its history. Demand for water across the nation is expected to be twice the amount of supply by 2030, threatening water security for millions of people, according to a 2018 report from the Government’s National Institution for Transforming India.
Because of the gravity of the situation and as a responsible corporate citizen, CLP India has taken steps to enhance water security for the communities it serves to support their well-being and to encourage long-term sustainability.
Ending the Thirst
CLP India has been working with the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) since 2016 to implement a sustained water management programme in drought-prone villages near the Khandke Wind Farm in Maharashtra.
Initiatives in the first two phases of the programme included repairing and constructing water harvesting structures, capacity building, and agriculture development. The third phase, which began in 2019, focuses on tackling drought conditions with greater efficiency.
The programme organisers set out to make a long-lasting impact by taking a more holistic approach and ensuring the initiatives went beyond water supply. Steps have been taken, for instance, to improve crop patterns and soil health, to provide employment and livelihood support, and to empower women…
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