Two webinars – Saturday 18th at 10am PST OR Monday 20th at 7pm PST

Join us for a 20 minute session on the global water crisis and how we plan to address this – quickly & at low cost

We have dug 45,000 JalTara recharge pits across 92 villages​ – recharging an estimated 27 billion liters of groundwater annually

Completed Projects

Over the last three years the JalTara approach has been tested, validated and we learned how to nation-scale our groundwater recharge projects through our work in Jalna, Maharashtra, India. We partnered with the Art of Living foundation to execute the JalTara projects on the ground

92

Villages

45,000

Recharge Pits

27

Billion Liters/Yr

16,000

Acre Feet/Yr

2024 goal – 1000 Villages

Objective – Execute 500,000 JalTara recharge pits in 1,000 villages and improve the lives of 1.5 million villagers

Plan to dig 500,000 recharge pits in 1,000 villages

One recharge pit per acre, with broad coverage of an average of 500 plots/acres per village

Multiple states, multiple districts

Majority of the villages will be in Maharashtra, and we will seed 50 village projects in 3-4 additional states to prepare for scale

Expand scalable framework/analytics

Build multiple partnerships to execute on ground, collect data and analyze for impact


2022/23 – Pilot Project 2

Objective – Build process/systems to scale the JalTara approach to 100,000 villages in five years

Dug 25,000 recharge pits in 55 villages

One recharge pit per acre, with broad coverage of an average of 500 plots/acres per village (work in process)

Reconfirmed JalTara ROI

Increased groundwater recharge and farmer income; plus eliminate crop spoilage due to waterlogged fields

Developed scalable framework

9-month process – training, villager mobilization, data gathering, plus digging/pit filling before the monsoon


2021/22 – Pilot Project 1

Objective – Learn how to scale the JalTara approach

Dug 17,000 recharge pits in 33 villages

One recharge pit per acre, with broad coverage of an average of 500 plots/acres per village

Reconfirmed JalTara ROI

Increased groundwater recharge and farmer income; plus eliminate crop spoilage due to waterlogged fields

Developed scalable framework

9-month process – training, villager mobilization, data gathering, plus digging/pit filling before the monsoon


2020/21 – Proof of Concept

Objective – Validate the “One Recharge Pit per Acre” hypothesis with a small proof of concept project

Dug 1,400 recharge pits in 4 villages

Across a total of one thousand acres within a 6-month timeframe

Validated JalTara hypothesis

One recharge pit per acre” brought large increase in village water capacity, farmer incomes and prevented flooding

Proved repeatability of process

Use widely available JCB backhoes to dig – farmers fill the pits with locally sourced rocks, stones