Tackling water crisis
Water Crisis is the predominant stress of the tribal community of Jhabua. It sets in motion a vile cycle of woes that goes beyond the compulsion of migration. The reckless deforestation leading to barren hills and heavy surface runoff doesn't allow enough rainwater percolation. A large section of those with agricultural land take at most one crop a year. The youths of Jhabua empowered through training camps took a pledge to quench the thirst of Mother Earth. With the slogan "Gaon-Gaon me jayenge, Shankar Jata banayenge", they revived their age-old tradition Halma and started making Shankar Jata, i.e. water structures to conserve water in Jhabua. Thus began a Jal Andolan.
Deforestation is also contributing to the water crisis problem of Jhabua.