Soil and Water management is one of the important theme of the project. Under the theme, various kind of works like; farm pond, farm bunding are being done in the project area. It was through this project that Badku learned of a way to increase his income. Badku was told about the benefits of a farm pond and how he could utilize his land to cultivate fish.
Badku agreed to have a pond dug up in a 30m x 30m x 2m piece of land. Soon the on-ground team created a farm pond in his patch of land.
The farm pond harvested 1,500 m3 rainwater during the monsoons. Badku put 1,000 Catala seeds, 1,000 Rohu seeds in monsoon season. The harvest was good. Badku says he can now earn a net income of around Rs 50,000 through the pisciculture alone. He says, “Now this pond will eliminate my poverty.”