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Measuring social and natural capital generated through Jal Shakti

As water sustainability becomes essential, the Government of India, businesses and various NGOs/NPOs have collaborated to develop and implement water resource rejuvenation programmes. Their efforts have led to various socio-economic and ecological transformations across the country. Thus, to thoroughly assess the effectiveness or overall impact of these programmes, it is crucial to account for the social and natural capital generated through them.

This publication by the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CoESD), led by Grant Thornton in India, focuses on the frameworks for measuring this social and natural capital. It also provides insights through various case studies and deliberates on quantifying the generated social and natural capital for better evaluations. Additionally, it talks about capturing the created social and natural capital using transformative technologies and using innovative practices for better water management.

We hope you find this publication insightful.