Janhit Foundation is a non-profit organisation actively engaged in the promotion of human welfare through environmental protection. They mainly work in the areas of groundwater quality protection, safe drinking water for marginalized communities, protection of river water quality for aquatic ecosystems, the enhancement of available water resources, promotion of sustainable agriculture through organic farming, as well as environmental education and empowerment of local communities.
Some of their activities in 2012-13 were as follows:
Agriculture: They work with small, marginalised farmers with the aim of enhancing their income by reducing input costs and switching to organic farming. Since sugarcane is the primary crop in Western Uttar Pradesh, they encouraged farmers to minimize the use of persistent organic pollutants and provided them with innovative technologies and agricultural techniques to improve their crop and enhance their yield.
Water: The organisation tackles pollution problems by installing a piped water supply to replace the old hand pump and maintain access to clean water. They focus on restoring natural water resources through rainwater harvesting. While water contamination is a major issue in the area, Janhit confronted industries inflicting this damage to take measures against creating such waste and pollution for the betterment of human health.
Childline: India’s first 24 hour, toll free, emergency phone outreach service for children – linking them to services for their care and rehabilitation. Awareness activities are conducted at open houses to increase knowledge about the services offered by Childline. They also conduct vocational trainings for slum children in the areas of; sewing, technology, driving, candle making, card making, and flower arranging.
Income Rs17 lac
Expense Rs20 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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