Article written by Eshwer Kale published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 3 dated 21 Jan, 2017)
Kholvihir: A Green Transition
(English, VCD, 27 mins)
Impact of Watershed work on Kholvihir village have been very heartening. Facts for year 2000 (pre-watershed) and 2006 (post-watershed) reveal some great facts: Water tables increased by 13 feet from surface. Farmers began to get two and sometimes three (irrigated) crops where earlier they used to get only one (rainfed) crop. Distress migration reduced drastically. Women’s SHGs addressing small needs oust thriving money-lenders. Dramatic inrease in school attendance by children. Potable tap water in each house.