Campaign: Run for Water
Water scarcity is a pressing issue affecting millions of people around the world. Can you imagine going through each day without access to water for drinking, cooking, and farming? Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality for many communities, particularly in impoverished regions.
Suvidha International Foundation, https://suvidhainternational.org/water, is organizing Run for Water event in multiple cities in support of their cause for water projects. The Run for Water event aims to raise awareness and funds to provide water solutions to farmers in Andhra Pradesh. The funds raised will support Art of Living Foundation’s comprehensive River Rejuvenation Water Projects in Andhra Pradesh. The projects are currently progressing well in Kadapa and Anantapur Districts in Andhra Pradesh.
The participants can either walk or run in Run for Water event. If you can’t participate but want to contribute, please donate. The participants or donors can adopt a village for water projects for $2,500 either on individual level or as a team and contribute Here. If not adopting the village, participants or donors can also contribute any amount they wish.
River Rejuvenation Projects in Andhra Pradesh
Partnering with Vyakthi Vikas Kendra India – VVKI and Art of Living Foundation, Suvidha International Foundations supports river rejuvenation projects in six districts of Andhra Pradesh, Kadapa, Anantapur, Chittoor, Kurnool, Srikakulam, and Prakasam.
The proposed project utilizes a comprehensive and scientific watershed management approach to implement managed aquifer recharge in order to improve groundwater levels and rejuvenate the rain-fed rivers that will bring back the glory of the riverine ecosystem. The project also involves eco-restoration, which includes educating farmers, tree plantation on the river banks, greening the hillocks, and involving the communities to understand the importance of preserving, conserving, and keeping the water free of chemical dumps. The project engages and involves the communities through trained youth and adult volunteer leaders throughout the three-year project duration.
The project will kick off in the districts of Kadapa and Anathapur, with plans to later extend to encompass the remaining districts. According to the plan, 983 villages and 28.82 lakhs people in Kadapa and 921 villages and 40.81 lakhs people in Anantapur will benefit with the construction of Recharge Bore Wells, Recharge Wells, Water Pools, Rock Fill Dams, SubSurface Dykes. The project is going to build over 30,000 plus micro structures including boulder checks, recharge wells, recharge borewells, water pools and subsurface dykes. After the completion of these structures, the ground water tables will be improved. The improved ground water tables:
- reenables environmental flow in the dried streams of Pennar Upper and Lower Rivers and basins, Papagni River, Sagileru Lower River, Cheyyeru River, and Tungabhadra lower basin.
- improved availability of water for flora and fauna of the riverine ecosystem
- achieve climate resiliency by bringing balance between floods and droughts
More details of project is available at the Project Brochure included below.
River Rejuvenation Water Projects in Karnataka
Overseas Volunteers for a Better India, OVBI and Vyakthi Vikas Kendra India (VVKI) are driving water projects in Karnataka. Suvidha International Foundations is supporting the river rejuvenation projects in ten villages of the Tumkuru district.