OUR PRESENCE Uttarakhand


Vast industrialisation has contaminated water, with up to 100 feet of ground water contaminated and unsuitable for drinking purposes. The community depends on shallow hand pumps for drinking water, which affects their health. Other health issues are prevalent due to poor sanitation and lack of awareness about non-communicable diseases.

Farmers struggle with small and scattered land holdings and the increased incidence of wild animal attacks on crops. A dearth of quality vocational education institutes, large high-school dropouts, and a negative perception towards skilling has been fueling unemployment.

PRESENCE IN Uttarakhand

ACF is present in 36 villages of Haridwar, Roorkee and Bhagwanpur areas of Uttarakhand.

  1. Haridwar
  2. Roorkee
  3. Bhagwanpur


With groundwater contamination, ACF created awareness about safe drinking water – colour coding handpumps as ‘safe and unsafe’ for consumption. A water minar, powered by solar energy, was built in the centre of the village - making free drinking water available 24x7, and accessible, in areas previously contaminated with iron. Revival of traditional water systems has enabled abundant water for irrigation purposes. Additionally, the depth of ponds has increased and the surrounding areas have been beautified.

60 Households

Consume safe drinking water

25-30 families

Use water for irrigation purposes

30% Increase

In groundwater level


Water minars constructed

Our primary focus is to promote engagement in the Farmer Producer Company and sensitise farmers on organic farming in the area. Due to animal attacks, we have encouraged farmers to practice turmeric cultivation and install solar fencing systems. We have also encouraged vegetable cultivation, kitchen gardening, and natural farming. Through the FPO, farm machinery has been procured which the farmers can rent at a minimal rate. Additionally, ACF has also encouraged women farmers to participate in providing quality milk to milk collection centres which have been established, to earn additional income.


Farmers Associated


Farmer clubs


Milk Collection Centres


Bigha land covered


Demonstration plots


Farms under vegetable cultivation

ACF forms Self Help Groups as the backbone of women empowerment – training them on various skills to start their own enterprise, individually or collectively. Every woman in the Self Help Group has a bank account and are taking advantage of social security schemes like PMSBY, PMJJBY and Sukanya Yojana. Women are taking precautions for seasonal disease and are actively educating their children. One Women’s Federation has been formed in the region and works collectively on financial support to start-up micro-enterprises.


Self Help Groups

98 Groups

Linked with NRLM


Women’s Federation

40% Members

Associated with Milk

ACF executes its health program with a strong focus on Behavioural Change Communication. We conduct various screening camps on NCD, anaemia, and menstrual hygiene management along with awareness and counselling sessions. ACF also creates health volunteers like Adolescents Peer Educators and provides them with capacity building and training to create awareness among other adolescents on nutrition, anaemia and menstrual hygiene.

52,000 People

Reached through NCD intervention

70%-80% Adolescents

Now use Sanitary Napkins


Adolescent Peer Educators

ACF’s skill training program has centres in Haridwar, Roorkee and Bhagwanpur. Apart from regular training courses based on market needs, ACF also offers training in Medical Lab Technician, General Duty Assistant, CNC Machine Training and Industrial Wiring. With an Army Cantonment based in Roorkee close to SEDI, ACF has organised skill training programs for injured and unassigned army officers.


Youth Trained



10-15,000 per month

Average Salary


Placement rate

ACF provides infrastructure support to Government Schools and Anganwadis by installing WASH systems, SMART class equipment, BaLa paintings and investing in school repairs. Teachers are also provided with training and teacher learning materials to enhance the quality of education. Additionally, sports education is encouraged.


Primary Schools Transformed


Wash Systems Installed


Smart Class Equipment Installed