Climate Change Action Projects

a) Department of Science and Technology (DST) support to SKMCCC


SKMCCC acts as the state unit of NMSKCC with an objective to create strategic knowledge and collate, analyze, and disseminate climate change-related knowledge in MP.

In 2018-19, the first phase of the DST project was completed in Aug 2019. DST has rated the project & activities as "Excellent" in the review meetings of the National Steering Committee and has extended the project support for another 5 years. The second phase of the project is worth Rs. 281.00 lakhs for 5 years viz. FY 2019-20 to 2024-25 has started since Mar 2020.


b) EPCO-UNDP Project


This project is the result of a sustained partnership with UNDP. MoEFCC had identified three Indian states where UNDP in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the project on strengthening three states (Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, and Uttarakhand) for the implementation of the SAPCC. The project in MP aimed to assist the state on climate change in the implementation of the SAPCC with a focus on the water sector. The following activities as part of the project have been carried out:-

  • Training modules developed for Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation planning in Water Sector and Climate Finance and imparted the "Training of Trainer" program on Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Finance.
  • Training has been imparted to 120 government officials from MPWRD for mainstreaming climate change in the DPR preparation of the Medium Irrigation Projects guidance document.
  • Implemented the project on Participatory Ground Water Management in Ratlam and Burhanpur (demand and supply side interventions). Video Documentation of this pilot project has also been carried out.


National Water Mission Awards 2019 –The prestigious award for the year 2019-20 has been conferred to MP SKMCCC, EPCO by the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti under the National Water Mission Awards 2019. EPCO has been awarded as a winner under the category "Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources" for doing exemplary work in the field of conservation of water, minimizing its wastage, and water management.


d) Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change through Developing ClimateSmart Villages in Three Vulnerable Districts of Madhya Pradesh


A project is being implemented on developing 360 climate-smart villages in three vulnerable districts of Madhya Pradesh, namely, Rajgarh, Satna, and Sehore(120 villages each). MoEFCChas sanctioned it under National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC) with a total cost of Rs. 24.87 crores.

An amount of INR 11.43 crores has been received by EPCO from NABARD in two installments i.e. INR 4.93 crores and INR 6.50 crores, respectively. The execution of the project is being done byDepartment of Farmers Welfare & Agriculture Development, Govt. of MP.

As per the instructions of the State Steering Committee, the project has been revised and MoEFCChas granted an extension till Aug 2022. The National Steering Committee of MoEFCC has since accorded approval of the revised project and sanctioned an amount of Rs 18.59 Crore. The brochure of the project is enclosed. CSV Project.pdf


e) Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change through Conservation of Traditional Water Supply Sources (Wells and Bawdies) of Indore City


The project has been sanctioned under the Climate Change Action Programme (CCAP) of MoEFCC worth INR 5.00 crores. EPCO has received an amount of INR 5.00 crores from MoEFCC as grant-in-aid, and in turn, released an amount of INR 4.06 crores to Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) for the execution of project activities.


The prime objective of the project is to rejuvenate 330 traditional water sources like wells & bawdiesfalling under IMC jurisdiction. EPCO has received requests from some District Collectors for providing technical support to replicate a similar project which shows the potential of the project in reducing the impacts and enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change.


JSW – Times of India, Earth Care Awards 2019–StateKnowledge Management Centre on Climate Change (MP SKMCCC) was chosen as the winner for the JSW – Times of India, Earth Care Awards 2019 for the year 2019-20.


The category under which it bagged this prestigious award was "Leadership in Urban Climate Action" for the project titled "Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change through Conservation of Traditional Water Supply Sources (Wells and Bawadies) of the Indore city."

For details, please refer to the project brochure Indore Project Brochure.pdf


f) Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change through Conservation of Traditional Water Supply Sources (Wells and Bawdies) of Burhanpur City


MoEFCC has sanctioned EPCO's second project under Climate Change Action Programme (CCAP) worth Rs. 5.00 crores. The specific objectives of the project are:-

  • Inventory traditional water supply sources (well, bawadies, etc.) of Burhanpur.
  • Promote traditional water conservation system by restoration and renovation of 71 traditional water storing bodies viz. wells and bawadies in Burhanpur.
  • Expeditious implementation of catchment treatment of the KundiBhandara network including activities such as plantation, grassland development, soil moisture conservation, etc.
  • Rainwater harvesting and promoting artificial recharge in areas near traditional water bodies viz. wells and bawadies.
  • Facilitate community engagements for effective management of traditional water conservation systems.

The execution of the activities of the project is being carried out by Burhanpur Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Forest Department, District Burhanpur. The restoration work in the 44 wells has been completed and the treatment activities like fencing, plantation, building check dams, etc in the catchment area of KundiBhandara have been started. The details are available in the project brochure. Burhanpur Project Brochure.pdf.

Last Updated On:20 Jun, 2023