We not only educate communities on resource conservation, but we help them to map and assess the potential of their available resources and derive their customized methodologies to manage the resources. Additionally, we help them explore readily available technology interventions for better management of their resources. Some of the programs undertaken so far:
- In the year 2007- 08, DJJS successfully undertook "The Water and Life- Awareness generation and capacity building program for scientific practices in the remotely placed communities in Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand. Under this project, we worked at three levels, firstly generating awareness on the water concerns in the area, secondly mobilizing youth and women to organise them into firm institutions of water management, these groups were then engaged in water resource mapping and finally technical demonstration on setting up rainwater harvesting systems as well as cleanliness and management of existing water resources were undertaken.
- No more burning of farms: Satellite images reveal that India turns black twice each year as harvested field blaze across the Indo-Gangetic plains in April/May for the wheat crop and again in October/November for rice. Stubble burning is a serious problem in the state of Punjab. For almost a decade now, we are working with the farmers in the Jalandhar district, Punjab on the issue, sensitizing them about the ill- effects of farm burning on the fertility of their soil, on climate and public health. We liaise with government agencies and agricultural experts to demonstrate alternative technologies for farm management. Several farmers in the area have switched on to these alternative methods and completely withdrawn from this malpractice.