Water Budgeting for sustainable development

Karaikudi, 24 Feb 2017

However, water budgeting is an old concept but rarely in practice especially in India, where almost 2/3 land area is rainfed. Reliance Foundation has fine-tuned the concept of water budgeting and made is convenient to be understood and practiced by common man.
Taking forward, first phase of the ToT (Training of Trainers) module that is of three days  was organised at Karaikudi. This module focusses more exclusively on water budgeting. In the ToT, 20 participants from 14 VAs  participated and were trained on understanding soil, water and different types of rocks. Water structures and history of water availability.  How to prepare water budget and make use of water effectively in crisis situations. 

Mr. Kumar from Adoni cluster, internal resource person of RF and Mr. Ramesh a consultant were the resource persons. All the participants felt it very useful training and they will be doing water budgeting in their respective VAs soon.

Once they complete all the three modules successfully, they will be eligible to trained others in their respective regions or group of villages.


Author: B K SINGH

Rural Development Professional, at present working for Reliance Foundation to bridge the developmental gaps between Rural Bharat and Urban India. Expert in Project Management, nurturing professionals to serve for holistic, self-reliant, and sustainable development.

5 thoughts on “Water Budgeting for sustainable development”

  1. Water Budgeting is very essential for Rainfed farming…farmers to get understand the avilable water levels and based on that farmers can choose cropping pattern as per the availability and requirement of water for the specific crop…very good initiative.. .

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  2. Water Budgeting is a simple and effective tool to aware the farming community on water availability and it’s effective use. Now a days farmers are getting crop failures due to uncertainty in rainfall results depleting water levels. To overcome the situation water budgeting and planning of crops based on availability of water is compulsory.

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