Welcome to WASSAN

Entrench participatory processes through network approach that strengthen Natural Resources Management (NRM) practices to secure livelihoods of deprived communities in drought prone areas.

We Work For?

We work for the farming communities and agriculture labour that remained in the shadows of development with poverty, economic distress fuelled by farming crisis, affected by droughts and climate variability and deprived of adequate public investments.


Why Wassan

Focusing on improving the quality of mainstream programs in natural resources management and livelihoods. It engaged actively in policy advocacy initiatives at state and national levels, mainly related to rainfed areas.

Our Approach

Capacity Building

Our team at the ground organizes farming communities into collectives to strengthen their negotiating power and access to resources, services and markets; the Gram Panchayats strengthened for better leadership and grassroots democracy.

Institutional Development

We support government in evolving, designing and implementing schemes and programs that are relevant and becomes accessible to small holder farmers, Dalits, Tribals, women and other deprived communities.

Networking Advocacy

We work with a mandate of improving efficiency and outreach of public investments to the target communities and in bringing civil society networks on board for effective last mile delivery of services.

Major Projects at Scale

With the above approach, WASSAN has been working since 1999 in the dryland areas and the tribal areas – broadly called ; more intensely in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Jharkhand states.

Odisha Millets Mission

“Odisha Millets Mission (OMM) – Reviving millets in the farms and on the food cultures of the people is promoted at a large scale covering 71 blocks in 14 districts in Odisha under this program of the Government of Odisha.

Jiwi Daah Hasa

The program attempts to build capacities of Gram Panchayats in planning and implementation of MGNREGA for a comprehensive eco-system revival based on watershed development principles.

Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Drought (APDMP)

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken up Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP) to find a longer-term solution to manage droughts and mitigate distress arising due to them. 

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WASSAN is a network-based organization focusing on
improving the quality of mainstream programs in
natural resources management and livelihoods since 1999.

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Plot No. 685 & 685, Street No. 12, Narasimha Swamy Colony,
Nagole, Hyderabad – 500 068
Telangana, India

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