Grant Areas

Grant Areas



Arghyam supports projects in the following areas:


-          Advocacy

Arghyam believes that advocacy is essential for bringing about equity and sustainability in water management on a large scale.

-          Water Quality

Arghyam lays stress on importance of having access to safe water to all, and hence, has been supporting projects that address the water quality issues.

-          Groundwater Management

Arghyam supports projects that view groundwater holistically and then proceed to manage it.

-          Drinking Water Management

Drinking water is a basic human right. To this end, Arghyam supports projects that intend to achieve this through innovative and people friendly technologies and processes.

-          Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) has emerged over the years as one of the most effective solutions for tackling water quality and quantity issues. Arghyam supports projects that promote RWH.

-          Sanitation

Water and sanitation are so closely linked to each other that one of these issues cannot be solved without solving the other. Sanitation forms a component of several projects supported by Arghyam.

-          Waterbody Restoration

With the advent of pipelines and household water supply, traditional, community-managed water harvesting structures are in a state of neglect. Arghyam supports projects that strive to revive such waterbodies.

-          Education and Capacity Building

For any project to succeed, Arghyam believes it is important to create awareness and build the capacities of the community.

-          Integrated Water Management

Arghyam believes that it is through an integrated approach to domestic water management in a village that the community would enjoy reliable, sustainable access to safe and adequate water for living.

-          Wastewater Management

Reducing wastewater generation at source, treating it and recycling it are some aspects of water that need to be promoted at a larger scale. Arghyam supports projects that explore efficient, low-cost wastewater treatment options.

-          Government Partnerships

Arghyam believes that partnering with the government to scale up the reach of a project, while ensuring that the last-mile issues are addressed.

-          Water Research

Water recycling, water-project management and efficient usage of water especially in agriculture are some of the areas where research and technological innovations could have a large impact. Arghyam supports such research.


To know more about the projects under each of these categories, click on the category and on the title of the project on which you require more information.