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Become a Jalmitra

Volunteer and join the movement against drought

On May 1, 2020, a thousand villages in Maharashtra are embarking on a year-long mission to transform their ecology and economy, as part of Paani Foundation’s ‘Satyamev Jayate Samruddha Gaon Spardha’. During this competition, they will work towards water security, restoring the natural wealth of forests, trees and grasses, and ensuring financial stability.

On this day, join the villages as they set off on a journey to change their futures. Contribute your time and efforts as part of a ‘Mahashramadaan’ (a celebration of unity and voluntary labour), alongside thousands of villagers and volunteers.

Since 2017, we have been hosting this as an annual event on May 1. Over three years, more than two lakh city dwellers have signed up to be Jalmitras (volunteers or ‘friends of water). From corporate employees to students, grandparents, army and police officers, government officials, actors and social workers – passionate citizens from all walks of life have offered their support.

0 Volunteers since 2017

0 Hours of machine use donated

On May 1, 2020, a thousand villages in Maharashtra are embarking on a year-long mission to transform their ecology and economy, as part of Paani Foundation’s ‘Satyamev Jayate Samruddha Gaon Spardha’. During this competition, they will work towards water security, restoring the natural wealth of forests, trees and grasses, and ensuring financial stability.

On this day, join the villages as they set off on a journey to change their futures. Contribute your time and efforts as part of a ‘Mahashramadaan’ (a celebration of unity and voluntary labour), alongside thousands of villagers and volunteers.

Since 2017, we have been hosting this as an annual event on May 1. Over three years, more than two lakh city dwellers have signed up to be Jalmitras (volunteers or ‘friends of water). From corporate employees to students, grandparents, army and police officers, government officials, actors and social workers – passionate citizens from all walks of life have offered their support.

0 Volunteers since 2017

0 Hours of machine use donated

What

Offering shramadaan for 4 hours to help build simple structures to conserve water (such as trenches), with villagers and other volunteers.

When

May 1, 2020 | 6 am to 10 am

Where

In one village from any one of the 40 talukas eligible to participate in the Samruddha Gaon Spardha. You can select a convenient taluka, and we will send you the exact location details 3-4 days before May 1.

What

Offering shramadaan for 4 hours to help build simple structures to conserve water (such as trenches), with villagers and other volunteers.

When

May 1, 2020 | 6 am to 10 am

Where

In one village from any one of the 40 talukas eligible to participate in the Samruddha Gaon Spardha. You can select a convenient taluka, and we will send you the exact location details 3-4 days before May 1.

Why Should I Volunteer?

Drought is perhaps the single biggest crisis that has plagued Maharashtra for decades. Hunger, thirst, debt and suicide have destroyed families. 

The village you will join as a volunteer, is tackling this crisis head on. As a participant of Paani Foundation’s Water Cup competition (2016-2019), it has worked hard to become water-abundant. Now, as part of the Samruddha Gaon Spardha, it is moving towards ensuring financial security and sustainably managing water use. As a Jalmitra (volunteer), you can be a part of this transformative journey and make a long-lasting, tangible contribution. 

Moreover, working alongside hundreds of other passionate citizens to conserve and restore nature is a moving and humbling experience. You will gain first-hand experience of the on-ground realities of rural India, and find many new and enriching friendships. 

Why Should I Volunteer?

Drought is perhaps the single biggest crisis that has plagued Maharashtra for decades. Hunger, thirst, debt and suicide have destroyed families. 

The village you will join as a volunteer, is tackling this crisis head on. As a participant of Paani Foundation’s Water Cup competition (2016-2019), it has worked hard to become water-abundant. Now, as part of the Samruddha Gaon Spardha, it is moving towards ensuring financial security and sustainably managing water use. As a Jalmitra (volunteer), you can be a part of this transformative journey and make a long-lasting, tangible contribution. 

Moreover, working alongside hundreds of other passionate citizens to conserve and restore nature is a moving and humbling experience. You will gain first-hand experience of the on-ground realities of rural India, and find many new and enriching friendships. 

The registration form for Mahashramadaan is not live yet. Sign up to be notified when it goes live.

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Become a Jalmitra

Volunteer and join the movement against drought

On May 1, 2020, a thousand villages in Maharashtra are embarking on a year-long mission to transform their ecology and economy, as part of Paani Foundation’s ‘Satyamev Jayate Samruddha Gaon Spardha’. During this competition, they will work towards water security, restoring the natural wealth of forests, trees and grasses, and ensuring financial stability.

On this day, join the villages as they set off on a journey to change their futures. Contribute your time and efforts as part of a ‘Mahashramadaan’ (a celebration of unity and voluntary labour), alongside thousands of villagers and volunteers.

Since 2017, we have been hosting this as an annual event on May 1. Over three years, more than two lakh city dwellers have signed up to be Jalmitras (volunteers or ‘friends of water). From corporate employees to students, grandparents, army and police officers, government officials, actors and social workers – passionate citizens from all walks of life have offered their support.

What

Offering shramadaan for 4 hours to help build simple structures to conserve water (such as trenches), with villagers and other volunteers.

When

May 1, 2020 | 6 am to 10 am

Where

In one village from any one of the 40 talukas eligible to participate in the Samruddha Gaon Spardha. You can select a convenient taluka, and we will send you the exact location details 3-4 days before May 1.

Why Should I Volunteer?

Drought is perhaps the single biggest crisis that has plagued Maharashtra for decades. Hunger, thirst, debt and suicide have destroyed families. 

The village you will join as a volunteer, is tackling this crisis head on. As a participant of Paani Foundation’s Water Cup competition (2016-2019), it has worked hard to become water-abundant. Now, as part of the Samruddha Gaon Spardha, it is moving towards ensuring financial security and sustainably managing water use. As a Jalmitra (volunteer), you can be a part of this transformative journey and make a long-lasting, tangible contribution. 

Moreover, working alongside hundreds of other passionate citizens to conserve and restore nature is a moving and humbling experience. You will gain first-hand experience of the on-ground realities of rural India, and find many new and enriching friendships. 

Why Should I Volunteer?

Drought is perhaps the single biggest crisis that has plagued Maharashtra for decades. Hunger, thirst, debt and suicide have destroyed families. 

The village you will join as a volunteer, is tackling this crisis head on. As a participant of Paani Foundation’s Water Cup competition (2016-2019), it has worked hard to become water-abundant. Now, as part of the Samruddha Gaon Spardha, it is moving towards ensuring financial security and sustainably managing water use. As a Jalmitra (volunteer), you can be a part of this transformative journey and make a long-lasting, tangible contribution. 

Moreover, working alongside hundreds of other passionate citizens to conserve and restore nature is a moving and humbling experience. You will gain first-hand experience of the on-ground realities of rural India, and find many new and enriching friendships. 

The registration form for Mahashramadaan is not live yet. Sign up to be notified when it goes live.

Sign Up to be Notified

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