The watershed development approach has been adopted by JJK for more than a decade. The effort in common lands with regards to forestry, soil and water conservation has given high priority in its approach beside land and agriculture development. The objective of the programme is to arrest rainwater runoff and conserves it in situ where it falls. Water and soil conservation also leads to improved green cover in the project areas leading to improve productivity of land. Under this programme, wastelands are developed in an integrated manner based on village micro watershed plans. The plan is developed with the participation of local people in regard to their needs. JJK has gained a high degree of technical competence in constructing cost effective water harvesting structures and community mobilization.
Large scale tree plantation activity has been taken up in Pakur, Hazaribagh and Ranchi locations Mango, Cashew, Guava, Spices saplings are planted by the farmers and they were also provided with cut and loose flower for promoting and enhancing their income through floriculture. The farmers were provided with turmeric and ginger seeds also. All these activity has been taken up in more than 250 Ha. with the support of National Horticulture Mission (NHM).
Under Prakalp Project in Bundu Block of Ranchi District, JJK has carried out construction of 335 IHHL in tribal villages. Bera, Hanged, Labga, Dahudih, Kolenhatu, Kadrudih, Omanburu and Maysodih villages are covered and all the BPL families are having IHHL now. In 23 villages, Jal Sahiya are chosen, VHSC are formed and capacity building of the same are carried out. Training and Awareness generation took place with individuals, Gram Sabha, Village Health and Sanitation Committee and SHGs. The Gram Sabhas are provided with regular awareness and training on sanitation and hygiene. Jan Jagran Kendra constructed toilets for boys and girls in Chatra District of Jharkhand with support of NTPC CSR fund.
With the support of "NABARD" Integrated Tribal Development Project in Bishnugarh Block of Hazaribagh District. The “Wadi” model of tribal development is holistic approach addressing production, processing and marketing of the produce and also other needs. The core of the programme is “Wadi” and other development interventions are built around “Wadi”. The “Wadi”' means a ‘Small Orchard' covering one or two acres. The Tribal Communities are dependent mainly on agriculture, forests and livestock for livelihood. But the dwindling forest resources accentuated by primitive agriculture practices like shifting cultivation, mono-cropping, etc. have jeopardized the agriculture and livestock productivity which has led to shrinking of water resources and reduced fuel and fodder supply. This has largely affected family income leading to rampant migration leaving their productive assets idle.
Under livestock development the tribal and PTG are being provided with Animal health check up cum vaccination camps and support for birds and pigs to enhance their income. Seventeen health camps were organised till this financial year in which 1285 animals are treated which covered 545 household of Bundu block. One poultry birds of Red Divyayan breed and 32 khakhi Campbell duck breed given. 60 Khakhi Campbell duck breed is given jointly to three SHGs.
With the support of JTDS nine community forest management communities were established in Bundu and Arki Blocks. The program also supported establishment of nurseries and on-site nursery research. The program also financed group farm forest activities, including establishment of trees, bamboo, medical plants and sisal planting. Three SHG has been provided with teak & amorphophallus which has been planted in 3 acre and timber plant to nine SHG which has been planted in 9 acre.