Environmental Sustainability

Humana People to People India (HPPI) works with farmers and communities to develop sound practices that can help avoid further depletion of natural resources, and at the same time improve the quality of life.

HPPI’s core areas of intervention in environmental sustainability are:

  1. Sustainable Agriculture: HPPI works with small and marginal farmers on sustainable agricultural practices for improved crop yield and sustainable livelihoods. Some of the activities include promotion of organic and sustainable manure and fertilizers such as vermi-compost, introducing modern farming techniques such as integrated nutrient management, intercropping and mixed cropping, high yield seed varieties, promotion of organic garden farming.
  2. Water Recharge and Conservation: Through training, combined with low cost/low technology techniques, these projects work to recharge ground water, ensure safe and clean sources of drinking water and enable communities to use and harvest water sources sustainably for personal and agricultural use. Groundwater recharge and other water initiatives have reached out to 68 villages in Neemrana and 5 villages of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  3. Tree plantation: Tree plantation campaigns are run in combination with environmental education and awareness across HPPI’s projects on a annual basis.
  4. Renewable Energy: Promotion, facilitation and installation of renewable energy sources are implemented through biogas and solar energy projects and initiatives. Currently a biogas project is running in Dousa, Rajasthan that has build 690 plants since 2010. Over the years HPPI has trained and equipped solar women entrepreneurs in villages in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and set up solar mini grids and charging stations in villages in Rajasthan. Currently, solar energy was promoted through making sustainable microcredit and solar products available at village level.
  5. E-cycling: By engaging the informal e-waste sector the initiatives aims to foster responsible e-waste disposal and recycling, implicating both public health and the environment. A project is currently being implemented in the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to collect 500 tons of e-waste.