Project Jal Dhan and Jal Mitra- CSR Projects India

CSR Project By:  Rallis India Ltd
Project Budget: INR 1.91 Cr



Project Jal Dhan and Jal Mitra  (2016-17)


Project Sector

  • Environmental Sustainability

Implementing Partners

Direct Implementation

Project Description

Company’s water management “Jal Dhan” and “Jal Mitra” project started from Lote (Chiplun), Maharashtra in 2013-14. The project was aimed at increasing water availability for Agriculture of small and marginal farmers through watershed interventions. In the said rain water harvesting project they focused on constructing various temporary and permanent structures like loose boulder, Diversion dam, Check dam etc. These structures were initially created with the help of Rallis employee volunteers and villagers from selected villages through shram daan i.e. providing ones’ service for community work. Looking at the response and impact in the first year, they intensified the watershed project in 2014-15 and increased the number of check dams, loose boulders, trenches, Vanarai bandhara, desilting of existing structures etc. By these interventions company harvested 140 million litres of water.

As a part of integrated approach Company focused on enhancing livelihood of small and marginal farmers by providing them knowledge of modern and improved techniques of farming. As Paddy is the major crop in this region, Rallis introduced SRI technique under “Jal Mitra” (S R I – System of Rice Intensification - Improved method) for Paddy cultivation. This has resulted in improving crop yields by 25% while reducing labor cost by 50% with lower seed cost and reduced water requirement compared to normal method.

Company has now expanded its Jal Dhan programme to 20 villages of Ratnagiri, Vidarbha, Marathwada and Raigadh regions covering 64,978 villagers including 22,639 Affi rmative Action (AA) population. With the good rainfall during 2016 South West monsoon, 493.23 million litres of water was harvested through Rallis Jal Dhan intervention.


Project Location

Project Location: Maharashtra, Palghar-Maharashtra, Akola-Maharashtra, Thane-Maharashtra, Beed-Maharashtra,

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