Jal Bhagirathi Foundation

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Members of the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation team, and others, on a sand dam learning visit to Africa Sand Dam Foundation with Excellent Development.


Marwar, Rajasthan, is the most densely populated arid region in the world.


The Jal Bhagirathi Foundation works with community groups in the Marwar region access drinking water for humans and animals through traditional knowledge and appropriate technologies.

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This is a role model of socio-economic development. The government model has failed where the ASDF model has succeeded, much like the situation with JBF because of the implicit faith placed in the community. Unless there is faith in the community inherent development is not reached.

Kishan Singh, JBF, after a learning visit to Excellent Development and ASDF in Kenya.

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