Water scarcity is a critical issue that Rajasthan faces with women trudging several kilometres a day
for water for their daily needs. This limits their ability to engage in productive tasks and lowers
their overall quality of life. RR Foundation aims to alleviate the drudgery faced by women in
Rajasthan by planting trees native to the state, increasing the water table and aiding in water
conservation. With this aim in end, RR Foundation has partnered with Gram Chetna Kendra for an
initiative spanning two years (24 months) from March 2020 to February 2022 that will, through the
plantation of 14,000 trees and impacting 345 women in five villages in Sambhar Block, Jaipur
The plantation of khejri trees on 70 hectares of land over two years, is estimated to
increase groundwater levels by 30 mm per hectare per year after three years.
Gram Chetna Kendra (GCK) is a voluntary organization established in 1989, operational in
791 villages in 11 districts of Rajasthan. They pursue a participatory based approach to activities
and a focus on children and women projects.