People’s Organization for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration executed water based projects in and around Bijapur.


POWER (People’s Organization for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration)

Peoples Organisation for Wasteland and Environment Regeneration (POWER) was established in 1999 at Bijapur (Northern Karnataka) as response to the needs of the region. It has executed several projects on participatory watershed development, tank restoration, afforestation, sustainable agriculture, drinking water, health and hygiene, Community development through CBOs, education etc. It’s project area covers around 50,000 families in 300 villages of four districts. To meet the Natural Resource Management need in the drought prone area.


To provide natural resource access available to all the people.


To make the rural poor self sustain by organize them in to Self reliant through Community Based Organizations to make viable and Improve their lives though sustained Management of Natural Resources on their own.


1. Organize Rural women and men of weaker sections for Integrated Sustainable Development by promoting Viable Self Help Groups.

2. To promote people's participation in Sustainable Agriculture Development.
Initiate Income-Generating Activities through Self-Help Groups (SHG's) by providing skill trainings on value addition for Organic food produces.

3. To promote small scale Industries for Economic empowerment of the Rural Poor by creating marketing facility for Organic produces.
4. To provide need based financial support through Micro finance.

5. To provide Awareness and Need based Skills through Trainings, Demonstrations, Workshop, Exhibitions, Seminars and other madias on Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Farming.

6. To promote Organic farming and Certification process.


A. NABARD Watershed Projects NABARD Bangalore has sponsored 4 Watershed ( 1000 Ha. Each ) projects at Bijapur , Capacity Building Phase activities will be completing by Sept.2004. The village level Watershed committees formed. People are contributing 25% towards land treatment cost.

B. SUJALA Watershed Development Project.

The Staff of the POWER are providing the services for Kanakapur sub watershed under SUJALA Watershed at Haveri in collaboration with District Distict watershed and are actively involved in organizing community , and preparing them to take up watershed programme.

C. Sustainable Agriculture Programme :

POWER collaborated with Youth fro Action, Hydrabad for execution of Sustainable Agriculture projects for 3 years, The result of the project has attracted our team very much towards Sustainable Agriculture. With this motto we have collaborated with Agriculture Man Ecology Foundation, Banglore . 8 members of our team has undergone the training on MTOF (Master Training on Organic Farming ). 20 villges covered under the project.

Cluster Facilitation Team Services under the Jala Samvardhana Project

POWER is Providing Cluster Facilitation Services for the Karnataka Community Based Tank Management Project at Hanagal Taluka of Haveri District. POWER will be working for rehabilitation of Thirty EightTanks in Five Panchayats for a period of four years.

Capacity Building of Tank Water User Communities.

POWER has been involved in Promotion and Capacity building of Water User Committees at Shahapur and Shorapur talukas of Gulbarga districts under the Govt. of India Scheme National project for Repair, Renovation, and Restoration of Water Bodies directly linked to Agriculture



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