Our Story

Vision - Evolve sustainable approaches for prevention and mitigation of salinity ingress, whilst enhancing livelihood resilience of communities affected by salinity in coastal villages.

Climate change and global warming are exacerbating the problem of coastal salinity and compounding the vulnerabilities in coastal areas. Also, the excessive pressure on ground water resources in coastal areas are creating fresh hot spots of salinity ingress in different parts of the world.

Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell (CSPC) was established in 2008 as a joint initiative of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program India (AKRSPI), Tata Trusts and Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF). Our aim is to improve the quality of life of the rural coastal communities of Gujarat through socio-economic development programmes which sustain the fragile environment.

Operating in a unique domain of salinity ingress, CSPC pioneered efforts to create a collaborative partnership of civil society organisations working with government agencies, to pilot and upscale intervention to improve quality of life indicators in coastal Gujarat. With more than a decade of experience, CSPC now is uniquely positioned to share its expertise to upscale its already successful interventions.