After the watershed programme was withdrawn, the villagers were faced with the problem of how to maintain the protected land and wall. Since they had no surplus funds, the pradhan suggested selling the fodder collected from the protected land and using the money for maintenance of the area. Initially the villagers were opposed to the idea, but when he sold the fodder to the neighbouring village and collected Rs 3,600 for it, the villagers agreed and used the money for developmental work. Next, under the leadership of the pradhan, the community took up plantations and soon the entire wasteland of the village had turned green. When the trees grew, the village was faced with the problem of protecting them. Bhandari assigned the village people the task of protecting specific pieces of land, trees and new plantations. Besides this, the villagers also had to deposit a stated amount as compensation for fodder, which was used to fund community projects. Subsequently, check dams were constructed on the dry streams and deep V-shaped slopes in the wastelands to harvest maximum amount of water. Once the ponds were full, they were covered with polythene sheets so that the villagers could have enough water to last through the summer while maintaining the humidity of the soil.
To keep uncontrolled grazing in check, the village people erected a wall around the site with funds from the watershed programme.