Reviving springs and providing access to solar powered irrigation pumps (SPIP)

People in the Hindu Kush Himalayas face economic and institutional water scarcity in areas where water is plentiful, but inaccessible. The inaccessibility is caused by a lack of rural electrification or irrigation infrastructure in the plains and because springs are increasingly drying up in the Himalayan mid-hills.

With the support from the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) on Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is leading the initiative ‘Reviving springs and providing access to solar powered irrigation pumps through community based water use planning with multiple approaches to solving agricultural water problems in the mid-hills and Terai in India and Nepal’. 


Objective

To ensure affordable and sustainable access to drinking and agricultural water to the populace in mid hills and terai of Nepal as well as Uttarakhand in India.

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