In 2015, on an almost barren land, their community was able to cultivate 1,000 metric tonnes of potatoes, egg pants and pepper corn across 55,000 hectares. Through an initiative of The
In a region where even drinking water was insufficient, four crop cycles were able to be harvested leading to economic prosperity for many families. Once the villagers saw the results of keeping rainwater storied for longer periods of time, the next request they made to
Dholpur has become a model of prosperity for other villages in the country. With ground water levels rising as high as 8 to 10 feet due to the various initiatives, farmers are enjoying the benefits of enhanced income levels. Samar Singh, a 55-year old farmer proudly recounts that he has now learnt to manage water levels, cultivate high-yielding crops and get better prices for his produce.
Chandan Singh, a 54 year old farmer from the region recounts," Once, we did not have enough to buy us our daily meals. Now, we can feed the poor.” With the earnings from farming, Chandan is able to educate his son in the city and provide him a brighter future.