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WATERSHED ASSOCIATION FOR TRAINING, EMPLOYMENT AND RESOURCE UTILIZATION

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Few Words About Us

WATER (Watershed Association for Training Employment and Resource utilization), New Delhi was founded in 1990 by Dr. D. K. Paul Former ADG ICAR New Delhi and first officer in-charge of Central Upland Rainfed Rice Research Station, Masipirhi, Hazaribagh Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar). It was felt that for meaningful transfer of technology for development of the surrounding area participation of villages local peoples is essential. Accordingly a voluntary society for uniting people through entertainment, educational and sports activities youth of the surrounding villages adjacent to Hazaribagh Town be established (1990). Over the years looking to the demand of the villages around it, objectives were broadened and gradually transformed to become a Service Resource Organization named WATER to undertake technology transfer on rice based farming system, watershed/rain water management/ rural development, health, and & family care etc.

Aims and Objectives

Aims :WATER seeks to enable various stake holders like Village organization (VO), Clubs, Self Help Groups and User Groups to realize this vision into a reality through real time networking. The idea is to help in solving the problem of food/livelihood and health/education of the area/watershed concerned. WATER intends to work on long tern perspective with the ongoing programmes of local Governments gradually and sustainability on scientific approach in collaboration with scientific/research/funding organization with active participation of the people concerned.

Objectives: WATER is working with the following broad objectives for overall sustainable development • sustainable productivity improvement and equity in income generation through “Auto Functional Concept” and make it a movement with market oriented economy by promoting bio regenerating/organic natural resource and its sustainable management • Promote small area based water management on scientific line (based on WATER BUDGETING) to further Thrift Group based (Self Help Groups/User Groups) for rural industrialization • Reduction of poverty by focusing on the technical/commercial management aspects through capacity building of small village based NGOs/farmers/SHGs/youth Clubs with locally low cost enterprises available for livelihood development programs. • employment generation especially in the low productive/high potential backwards states of left extremism dominated areas of Eastern India

Our Strategy

Philosophy :WATER has adopted the procedure to involve the available experienced personnel of the area in a sustained short/long term contractual arrangement for wide awareness/activities development with the stakeholders for effective solution through community action. Modus operandi is to tie with existing ongoing projects, resource/research organizations, scientist/resource persons, developmental experts, financial institution to supplement each other and bring them to a common meeting point for pro village/poor and grass root development. The location specific community related problem like skill development, land degradation, environmental deterioration, water management (excess and scarcity), empowering of Women’s Groups and corresponding livelihood development activities are taken up.

Legal Entity :The Association initially worked only at Hazaribagh Jharkhand, till 1996 and subsequently registered as an All India nonprofit social/research/developmental voluntary association at National Capital Territory of Delhi vide Reg. No.S-33251 of dated 13.7.1998, to enlarge its philosophy, ideas, activities & objectives (Memorandum of Understanding). As required WATER is regularly getting its financial and project achievements (Audit Reports) audited by renowned Auditors (WWW.bpassociates.in), getting its Annual Reports approved by Governing Body and Annual General Body.

State Chapters : In keeping with its philosophy of long term meaningful networking for scientific works and initiatives WATER has developed facilities at various states starting with its initial place of work at Barka Gaon Road, Sirsi village, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand where it has its Campus with training/lecture rooms, nursery/vermi compost/bee keeping/agro forestry/rain water management/micro irrigation units in its surrounding 7 districts/villages.

Head Quarters Facility : WATER subsequently shifted its HQ’s at Delhi, Goela Vihar Phase II, Goela Dairy Delhi--71 near Sector 10 Metro Station Dwarka. Head Quarters building is equipped with modern office facilities/ library/meeting hall/Guest rooms etc.

Networking : WATER has also developed facilities for long term initiatives/networking works at many of the place of its activities/works for meaningful presence at WB, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana, MP etc. At other places Kerala, Rajasthan, UP, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland etc WATER has networking facilities.

Institutional Arrangements : Presently WATER constituted a national Panel of Experts/Consultants (as per need) with the guidance of the Governing Body / State Chapters. Secretary assisted by President/Vice President/GB members is looking after the activities/works along with the Joint Secretaries at state chapters.. At the project offices Joint Secretary and nominated/hired experts/consultants and hired staffs/volunteers are looking after the activities. WATER has developed extensive networking and liaison with Central Govt Ministries/State Departments and State Agricultural Universities (BCKVV Nadia, JNKVV Jabalpur, IGKVV Raipur, BHU Banaras, IIT Kharagpur/Delhi, BAU, Kerala Agricultural University (Trissur), ICAR Res Complex Barapani etc and other Resource and Voluntary Organizations. WATER is looking for up scaling its activities for which it is endeavoring to take up Corporate funding from their CSR activities. For this it is registered with like Guide Star India, Yes Foundation, Funds for NGO etc

Ongoing Project

WATER presently working with the following projects-

  • Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP) funded by department of land resources(DOLR), ministry of ruler development government of India; under the jurisdiction of department of Agriculture Government of west Bengal supervise by West Bengal State Watershed Development Agency (WBSWDA), Kolkata. Projects numbering four at West Bengal has completed 7 years nearly starting in the year 2012-13. Water is planning to continue the developmental activities in collaboration with a company named GP Watertech consultants Pvt Ltd Company
  • West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (WBADMIP) ---- Consultancy Services from NGO WATER ( Watershed Association for Training, Employment & Resource utilization) as Support Organization (SO) on output basis(OB) for Water User Association (WUA) development and New MI Scheme Identification in different Blocks of Birbhum, Burdwan,Nadia,Murshidabad and Malda Districts under District Project Management Unit (DPMU) of West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (World Bank Funded { US$ 300 Million } WBADMIP, 2011-21).

Services

Idea is to take up awareness and grass root development for implementing key initiatives propagated by national and international research organizations

Concern

Idea is to take up awareness and grass root development for implementing key initiatives propagated by national and international research organizations.

Mission

1.How can we grow more food to sustain rural livelihoods with less water that is equitable with social acceptable and environmentally sustainable.
2.Regenerate green and healthy society through Indian Cow Based economy and movement of auto functional three shared social distribution of income.

Objectives

employment generation especially in the low productive/high potential backwards states of left extremism dominated areas of Eastern India.

Philosophy

WATER has adopted the procedure to involve the available experienced personnel of the area in a sustained short/long term contractual arrangement.

Legal Entity

The Association initially worked only at Hazaribagh Jharkhand, till 1996 and subsequently registered as an All India.

Contact

Dr D K Paul President
H Off: WATER, Plot 23 Goela Vihar-II, P O Chhawla,
New Delhi-71(Near ST Thomas School)

info@waterindian.org.in & dkpaul47@gmail.com

+91-9910827003,
+91-8368357886

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