(Participatory Rejuvenation, Afforestation &
Waste-management Along Himalayan-springs)
The project PRAWAH is a multi-sectoral approach that promotes public awareness and participation in local litter clean-ups, afforestation drive and actions to improve local environment and to provide clean and safe drinking water to the population dependent on springs in Himalayan region. Rejuvenation of springs is crucial for building resilience to tackle climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. This project was launched in late December 2019 with the aim of rejuvenating and restoring natural water springs in a way that involves active participation of all relevant stakeholders in the community to ensure a sustainable model.
At the initial stage of the project, our focus is to resuscitate the “Khankhara Gadera” (natural water springs locally called as Gadera) has 7km long range from Dewar village to Shri Uttrakhand Ayurvedic Medical Institute College Vidyapeeth in Guptkashi of Rudraprayag district. It is located along the Kedarnath Bio-Reserve forest, originates from Dewar village and confluences with Mandakini River, near Bhainsari village. And it has been planned to replicate this initiative as a model for other such Gaderas in the Himalayan region. The aim and objectives of the project is to achieve the desired outcome as follows,
Milestones at a Glance