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Nagpur: The Dawoodi Bohra community in association with an NGO has launched an initiative to increase the water storage capacity of five drought-prone villages in Yavatmal district.

The ‘Project Rise Water Security’ will be undertaken in Sawarghat, Chinchghat, Wadner, Jawahar Murzedi and Marthad villages of Yavatmal in Vidarbha, and is expected to benefit over 900 families engaged in agriculture in these villages.

“Around 15.4 million litres of water storage capacity will be potentially created in these five villages. We are confident the project will help in improving the livelihood and incomes of farmers,” NGO World Vision India’s director Sony Thomas said.

The project’s spokesperson Sadiq Jamaluddin said this is the Dawoodi Bohra community’s global philanthropic initiative which strives to provide access to adequate nourishment, water, healthcare and sanitation to people.

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