Haritika, as the name suggests, is a Trust that was formed for bringing about a green revolution in the water-scarce regions of Bundelkhand. By tapping into various water sources, they have proactively worked on sustainable projects relating to water harvesting and management, crop optimization, soil conservation and afforestation.
This initiative has complemented their focus on child education, women empowerment, health, environment and the socio-economic upliftment of the poor, in the communities, they work in. Their diligent efforts on more than 20 projects with support from national and international partners have resulted in the assured water supply to 42,000 people for domestic requirements and irrigation to a land of 13,000 hectares. These accomplishments resulted in an increase in the number of girl students attending schools and a considerable decrease in the number of cases of genito-urinary infections among other ailments.
With other projects on natural resources' management; water and sanitation; health and livelihood opportunities - members of Haritika aim at a just, enlightened, healthy and democratic Bundelkhand, free of hunger, poverty, environmental degradation and all forms of exploitation irrespective of age, sex, religion, and ethnicity.