Replenishing Water Through Community Water Harvesting Project, Neelamangala
In Neelamangala, Bangalore Rural, PepsiCo has partnered with Alternative Development Initiatives (ADI) to protect and replenish water resources through the creation of water harvesting structures by introducing artificial recharge systems within water bodies. The water project at Neelamangala focuses on the creation of water harvesting structures in three villages—Thorecamphalli, Hosur and Tonchinkuppe, and also the installation of a roof-top rainwater harvesting in the T. Begur village. The goal of the project is to improve access to water resources in the community, regenerating aquifers and increase the production of crops and create livelihoods in the area.
The project has created the potential to recharge 1.5 billion litres of water per year. This benefits 4000 people through improved access of water resources within the community through recharging ground water. SHGs are formed and in-house and on-job trainings are been provided. SHGs are being facilitated to establish collaborative linkages with banks in order to leverage credit for initiating various livelihood activities.