Jhuprey Water Supply and Watershed Protection aiming at decreasing the intensity of land degradation in Sarpang
Jhuprey Water Supply and Watershed Protection aiming at decreasing the intensity of land degradation in Sarpang
A preliminary survey indicated that almost 90 percent of the 80 or so households having approximately 1000 acres of cultivable farm/agricultural land have suffered due to lack of water and hence women in particular have to carry water from a nearby village which is approximately twenty minutes to one hour walk for one-time water collection.

The goal of the project is to address the following issues:
1. Executing a watershed management exercise at the source area (planting trees and managing the area from excessive consumption of the forest resource;
2. Reviving the fallow land and facilitate productive use of the agricultural land (horticulture, inclusive) to improve the living standard of the community;
3. Making the project participative and help community learn lessons from the project on the importance of water source protection and management;
4. Most importantly this project will aim at decreasing the intensity of land degradation, which is currently happening due to shortage of the adequate moisture content required by the soil structure.

One of the identified causes is the water seepage at the source, mainly caused due to overgrazing and depriving the watershed area of trees and forest coverage, which were cut down for firewood, fodder, timber and inter alia. Secondly, the village at the Indian side is troubled with the seeped water disturbing their soil fertility and dislocating them from their regular residence.
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Project Snapshot

Jhuprey Water User Group
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 14,440.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 1,063.82
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 9,566.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
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