Water Conservation and Organic Farming

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By Sarkaritel December 30, 2019 11:26


After starting work in 2001, GPVS has been involved in research, awareness campaigns, grassroot level practical work and advocacy on issues related to environment and human rights by cooperating and collaborating with government, non-governmental, national and international organisations on the same. It believes environment
problems can only be addressed adequately if local people are involved in decision making at all levels and have control over resources.

Talab Bachao Abhiyan GPVS strongly believes that ponds, johads and wells need to be revived and sustained with active community participation as these structures not only provide us water, but also, they are the reflection of our cultural heritage. Work started with Daula, a big village under Baghpat district, where a pond was constructed, and a dead well was revived. Later, three more ponds in Meerut district were revived similarly. In urban areas, GPVS is promoting rooftop rainwater harvesting across western UP.

Krishna Pal Singh has been restoring water bodies along the Hindon Basin as a strong tool to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Working with the Magsaysay Award Winner Rajendra Singh, he is the Uttar Pradesh in-charge of JalBiradari. Processes involve natural, traditional, renewable and sustainable models in creating empowered lifestyles and a revived water system. He has also undertaken several long walks, conducted rallies in the interiors of India to raise awareness of people and connect them to the ponds, lakes, the rivers.

In 2017, a Centre for Youth (C4Y) and India Water Partnership (IWP) Collaborative Programme, with GPVS among other NGOs, was mentored under Nirmal Hindon Initiative of Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Stakeholders such as teachers, students, youth, women and farmers were engaged in capacity building workshops on climate change and water security.

Krishna Pal Singh, executive secretary,
Gramin Evam Paryavaran Vikas Sansthan (GPVS), Dist Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh)

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By Sarkaritel December 30, 2019 11:26