Every year, rains would wash away roads, footpaths, water bridges and crops due to soil erosion in Kiarad Kalog, a village in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.
This is just one example of similar challenges facing thousands of villages in this area.
With World Bank support, dams, trees and grass have checked soil erosion, containing the damaging waters. This has spurred an economic revival in the project area
- 235,000 hectares of land treated to reduce soil loss
- Annual household incomes increased by 25%
- Drinking supplies improved for 3,800 villages
- Over 3,000 kilometers of rural roads, footpaths, and mule tracks repaired
- Milk yields increased by 125%