Jiwi Daah Hasa

High Impact Mega Watershed Project, Jharkhand
(August 2020 - August 2024)

"Jiwi Daah Hasa," derives from the Adivasi languages Santhali and others.
"Jiwi" means Life, "Daah" means Water, and "Hasa" means Earth.

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.

Introduction to Jiwi Daah Hasa - Revitalizing Life, Water, and Earth in Jharkhand | Mega Watershed Project

Language: Hindi

Results and Outcomes

As of Sept 2022

Micro Watershed Area Covered
Schemes approved in DPR
Families covered under planned assets

In Collaboration with

Government of Jharkhand

State MGNREGA Cell, Jharkhand

Ford Foundation

Hindustan Unilever Foundation

SBI Foundation

SBI Card


Implementing CSO Partners