Our main focus is on Natural Resource Management & Environmental Conservation. Key programmes include land and water management activities, waste management, and preservation of biodiversity and mitigation of climate change impacts. The programmes are designed with a participatory approach along with inclusion of other partners who provide skills, knowledge, expertise and funds to enhance the effort and reach a larger number of people.

Natural Resource Management Biodiversity Conservation
Watershed development and Water management (Jal Dhan) Centre for Sustainable Conservation Action for the Protection of the Ecosystems of the Seas (C-SCAPES)
Soil and Land improvement  
Waste Management  

  • Natural Resource Management
    Every intervention under this pillar is aimed at enhancing economic opportunities through optimal utilization of natural resources, while also reducing negative impact on the environment through waste management.
  • Biodiversity Conservation
    The Mithapur region is known for its natural heritage including coral reefs, lush mangrove stands, turtle nesting beaches, wetlands, bird nesting sites and the scrub forests. TCSRD has been involved in biodiversity conservation initiatives for more than a decade now - protecting and preserving the local flora and fauna.
  • Centre for Sustainable Conservation Action for the Protection of the Ecosystem of the Seas (C-SCAPES)
    To commemorate the 150 years of the Tata Group, C-SCAPES (Centre for Sustainable Conservation Action for the Protection of the Ecosystems of the Seas) was launched with the objective of it becoming a national centre of excellence. C-SCAPES focuses on coastal and marine biodiversity conservation, while at the same time also looks at sustainable livelihoods based on the coastal and marine ecosystem.

Impact 2021-22

  • 581 (till now)
    Total water harvested capacity (million cubic feet litres)
  • 37 (till now 850)
    Whale Sharks rescued
  • 8,379
    People benefitted and sensitised through environment projects
  • 1,70,000
    Mangroves planted - Mithapur and Sundarbans
Ensuring Environmental Integrity
Redshanks in breeding and non-breeding plumages during Southward passage

Name of Intervention: Biodiversity-CSCAPES

Name of project: Restoration of Saltpans for Conservation of Migratory Water birds
Location: Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has seen degradation of many natural coastal wetlands that are being drained or transformed for industrial and urban development. The saltpans of Kanyakumari district have been a natural habitat for thousands of wintering and over-summering birds, including the Greater Flamingo, due to its strategic geographical location. Several saltpans here are unused for years owing to an absence of freshwater, leading to a decline in population of several dependent bird species
C-SCAPES along with its project partner, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), strengthened pumping facilities to channel freshwater into the shallower brackish water pans. This has enriched and restored 110 hectares of abandoned saltpans in Kanyakumari district, attracting diverse birdlife in great numbers and benefitting around 20,000 resident and migratory wetland dependent individuals, throughout the year.

Name of Intervention: Watershed Management- Farm Pond
Name of Beneficiary/Farmer: Vinod Kesur
Location: Ranjeetpur, Devbhoomi Dwarka district, Gujarat

The only pond in my village, Ranjeetpur, had been drying up after the monsoons leading to acute water shortage. In 2017-18, we learned about TCSRD's watershed management programme, which included the construction of agricultural ponds, village ponds, check dams, and other structures with the support of community contributions.
I approached the TCSRD team for rebuilding the pond. With a grant from TCSRD and a contribution of Rs 18,000 by our community, our village pond was deepened and cleaned. The revived and restored pond now has potable fresh water that is sufficient to meet the village’s needs.

The residents of Ranjeetpur could not have solved their water shortage problem without the support of TCSRD

Vinod Kesur