Participation in NEAC
VIRD regularly participated in the National Environment Awareness Campaign being implemented by the Ministry of Forests and Environment of Government of India across the country. Different themes are taken up every year to sensitize and educate the general mass regarding protection of environment. Last concern was that of Bio-diversity conservation.
Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES)
As with all the VIRD programme areas, Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES) takes a cross-cutting approach in which awareness and advocacy are integral to the purpose and development of the project. WES has been a programme area since 1996. Monitoring and evaluation in 2006/07 indicated that capacity in management of the programme infrastructure needed to be built among the communities so that planned interventions can be maximized in the project area.