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Farm Pond Project (Kadapa - Andhra Pradesh)

The district of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh spans over a land area of 15000 km2 with around 65% of its population living in rural areas. The government of India had declared the district of Kadapa as one of the top 250 backward districts in the country in 2006. Within Kadapa, location area of Dalmia Bharat Foundation interventions has been declared by the Government of India as drought prone. Majority of the villagers in the region are small and marginal farmers and their major source of income is from rain fed agriculture and rearing of milch cattle. Both these occupations need significant amounts of water for effective yield. Given the need for water and the area being declared drought prone DBF is scaling up the water harvesting work in the area.