Poor women farmers in India face significant economic, social and environmental barriers to water for food security, particularly since they lack equal access to economic assets and education. Smallholders are urgently in need of a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable irrigation solution since they cannot afford to pay for a tube well for water. They are at the mercy of the weather where droughts and floods often result in crop failure leading to food insecurity and financial loss.
Bhungroo guarantees food security and income growth to smallholder farmers on the India-Pakistan border who are vulnerable to extreme weather and lack of irrigation facilities.
Using handmade pipes 10 to 15 centimeters in diameter, Bhungroo filters, injects, and stores rainwater underground for usage in lean periods. In addition to providing food security during rainy periods and crop survival in lean periods, Bhungroo can also supplement household water needs.