Despite adequate rainfall the 4 districts of Northern West Bengal suffer from extreme water crisis. The pressures of urban demand as well as erratic effects of climate change have added to these water woes. BRLF has partnered with the MGNREGA cell of the West Bengal in collaboration with the Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) to undertake the Jharnadhara Project. The project aims to develop 616 springsheds across the districts of Darjeeling, Alipurduar, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri.
We at BRLF believe the Jharnadhara project will be an exemplar for states to fight this battle, armed with the power of civil society and the strength of local communities.