On August 28, 2020, BRLF signed an agreement with the Commissioner MGNREGA, Rural Development, and Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Jharkhand, to carry out a significant project in 24 underdeveloped areas across seven districts. These areas were selected based on specific criteria set by the State Government.
The “Jiwi-Daah-Hasa” program aims to revive and restore life, water, and earth in the state’s most disadvantaged areas. The project aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of 190,000 households facing social and economic challenges.
Under this plan, an estimated 300,000 to 390,000 hectares of land, mainly in the upland and midland regions, will undergo treatment to enhance its productivity. Around 181,000 hectares will also receive special attention to improve crop cultivation in 750 small watersheds.
As of Sept 2022
Government of Jharkhand
State MGNREGA Cell, Jharkhand
Hindustan Unilever Foundation