To educate communities in rural Maharashtra on health and environmental issues through bringing together science and tradition, to introduce rural youth to modern thoughts and ideas and to bridge the rural-urban divide by involving urban youth in the expedition.
Jaldindi is a water expedition on the Indrayani and Bhima rivers. Every year a 12-day journey is undertaken and interactions take place with locals. This initiative supports citizen’s action to preserve and protect the environment.
In 2012, the initiative focused on the importance of villages becoming independent in their need for water through increasing underground water, identifying and utilising the existing water bodies and water conservation. The journey of Jaldindi became a living laboratory where school children got a practical experience on science and environment-related topics.