Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) has been awarded with “The Adaptation at Scale Prize” on 23rd May 2019 in recognition for the promotion of innovative and unique Hydraulic Ram Pump technology to improve the capacity of Nepal’s vulnerable communities to adapt climate change impacts. Mr Ganesh Ram Shrestha, Executive Director of CRT/N received the award on behalf of CRT/N from Honorable Minister for Forests & Environment, Mr Shakti Bahadur Basnet.
The award was presented to CRT/N in the special category of TECHNOLOGY by “Adaptation at Scale Prize Project”, under Ideas to Impact, programme supported by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The prize has been awarded for the scaling up and scaling out of the previously awarded “Protsahan (Encouragement) Prize” in stage I, initiative from Kavre to Nawalparasi district reducing the vulnerabilities of Chhettritandi village of Madhyabindu Municipality-10, Gandaki Province.
The Adaptation at Scale Prize, Ideas to Impact, is managed by IMC Worldwide and Institute of Development Studies, UK with Nepal consortium partner IDS Nepal, CGED Nepal and SIAS Team.
The project has been jointly implemented by CRT/N, Local Government-Madhyabindu Nagarpalika, Nawalparasi district and the Ward Office with the local level mobilization support from Local Partner Organization-Himalayan Community Development Forum (HICODEF). By using hydraulic ram pump technology, this project became successful to pump approximately 32000 litres of water per day. The water pumped through this technology is being used to irrigate more than 30 hectares of land for the cultivation of vegetables and off season cash crops from which more than 300 people of 54 households are directly getting benefit.
This article was originally published on Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N) website and can be accessed here.