PEDO was the lead NGO in the project aimed on the principles that PEDO has developed over years on how to reclaim the wasteland create small forests as common property resources. The Project, initially termed and Dungarpur integrated wasteland Development project or DIWDP, was sponsored by government of Rajasthan and SIDA, aimed to generate green cover out of the common wastelands in the entire district. PEDO managed the project in 60 villages in two blocks. Besides forestry and wasteland development. The emphasis was on a planned development of common wastelands with community and ownership of the development regions.