Bhungroo: Reminiscing 2018 and Heading into 2019

We have entered in the Year 2019, but we are still not over with the journey we had last year- the reason behind this is the happiness and smile bhungroo has brought on thousands of faces by providing the best water harvesting solution and creating a better livelihood for farmers for next 15-20 years.

The year 2018 was indeed a roller coaster ride for Naireeta Services. From working with the poorest and marginal farmers across India and abroad to be announced as the winner of Gender Just Climate Solution Award of Women and Gender Constituency in 24th Conference of the parties (COP24), we have created some marvellous moments. This journey would not have been possible without the hard work of our team members and the continuous support of our partners. We thank each one of them with all our heart.

Today we are here to proudly share our last year’s achievements and our way forward for this year.

Let’s have a quick reminisce of the year 2018.

In the year 2018, Bhungroo got coverage by several prestigious news channels in India. It includes BBC India, The Better India, The Hindu, Gulf News and the list goes on….

  • Bhungroo got covered by One of India’s prestigious New channel BBC India under their series of ‘Taking the Temperature’, which has focused on the battle against climate change and the people and idea making difference.

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  • The Better India and Fraklin Templeton Investments identified Mr. Biplab Ketan Paul, Director of NSPL as a changemaker under their initiative Reach for Better. A story of Mr. Biplab Ketan Paul and Bhungroo got covered by The Better India.

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  • Sustainable Green Initiatives Forum (SGIF)’s initiative Bhungroo initiative in partnership with Firmenich, a Geneva-based perfumery, along with its joint venture partner Jasmine Concrete got covered by India’s national newspaper The Hindu.

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  • Founder Ms. Trupti Jain and Bhungroo got covered by the biggest selling English newspaper in the UAE- Gulf News for their extraordinary efforts in the upliftment of women farmers’ of Gujarat state in India.

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  • Till date, we have installed 9 bhungroo in Andhra Pradesh and 8 bhungroo in Tamil Nadu. Our work in South India has been recognized by vernacular news channels and papers.

In addition, NSPL has been recognized with three awards for their remarkable work in the fields of Social entrepreneurship, Water Harvesting and Climate Change. These achievements have inspired NSPL to do more good and contribute to society in a better way.

We have been awarded by:

  • Our founder Ms. Trupti Jain has been awarded ‘The Real Grace Award’ by #94.3 FM under the category of Grace in Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Trupti Jain has won ‘Nourish The Change Award 2018’ to recognize the commitment towards creating ‘Nourished India, Educated India’ by striving to collectively accomplish SDG 2 ‘Zero hunger’ under the banner of Feed the Future Now organized by The Akshaya Patra Foundation and United Nations Global Compact.
  • Trupti Jain has won ‘Gender Just Climate Award’ at 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) for combining women’s leadership with low cost and sustainable technology to tackle the severe impacts of excessive rainwater from storms.

We have also been invited to some of the internationally recognized conferences and summits like International Water Week 2018 held at Singapore, Social Venture Challenge Asia, Alumni Network 2018 held at Singapore and 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held at Katowice, Poland. Ms. Trupti Jain has also participated in The INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP) held in France.

We are also creating a new milestone with our SGIF “Goon” Intervention– The only gender driven and women own process in India. By targeting women members of rural society, Goon is ensuring a gender-centric inclusive development. Goon utilizes women’ knowledge of cooking and local culture to teach them 4 disciplines of engineering and scientific process. Till date, SGIF has trained and identified 20 ultra-poor women farmers and agro labours. They have been designated as temporary Women Climate Leaders (WCLs) and they are getting hand holding support to extend services to their local community. They have created an irrigation water management principle and also using Standard Operating protocols for rainwater management systems.

Way forward for the year 2019

In the year 2019,

  • NSPL will install 80 bhungroo at Harij Block in Patan, Gujarat.
  • NSPL is planning to install more 6 units of bhungroo in Bangladesh.
  • NSPL will also expand overseas partnership through their new franchise model generated with technical assistance from Sattva and The Gamechangers.

NSPL is growing exponentially with every passing year, and we are making sure the community experiences growth and upliftment alongside. We are ready to serve our community this year with our growing team and expertise. Accompany us on our journey, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. For more information, please visit our website