Koshi River Project

Support the most impoverished and marginalized communities affected by annual flood along the Kosi River.

Location

Saharsa, Bihar

Supported by

Malteser International and German Cooperation Deutsche Zusammenarbeit

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The project works to support the most impoverished and marginalized communities affected by annual flood along the Kosi River in 13 revenue villages of 3 panchayats of Mahishi block of Saharsa district in Bihar.

OBJECTIVE
To strengthen the resilience of communities residing in flood-affected areas by providing support and knowledge regarding disaster preparedness as well as through working on related issues such as WASH, health and livelihood enhancement.

Major Initiatives
·Construction of flood resilient infrastructure like raised hand pumps and toilets.
·Improving flood resilience among communities through the formation of Village Task Forces and Gram Vikas Samitis.
·Training of community members on DRR planning process.
·Distribution of boats and life saving kits.
·Training of women/GVS members on boat sailing and usage of life saving kit.
·Livelihood Enhancement training
·Menstrual Hygiene Management
·Livelihood enhancement training for youth

In Figures

25

Villages

4000

Households reached

12,000

Beneficiaries