Audio Visuals in English

System of Crop Intensification (SCI)

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(Eng; 2.43 mins) 

This is a showcase of WOTR’s methodology of Adaptive Sustainable Agriculture: System of Crop Intensification. This method is based on extensive field research and experiments. Promotion of organic fertilisers and low external inputs ensures high productivity as well as soil health. The film shows the results of the first field trials.

Ray Of Hope [Ummeed Ki Kiran]

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( English, DVD, 23 mins)

With the financial support of Concern India Foundation, WOTR took on the challenge of rejuvenating the drylands! “Ray of Hope” is a film about the WOTR-Wasundhara project in Metali and Sarkankopcha village (Dungarpur, Rajasthan).

The WOTR-Wasundhara program combining socio-economic empowerment with Watershed development has managed to break the vicious cycle of land degradation, water scarcity, poverty and migration and other associated issues, typical to most rural communities today. This is the story of how the poorest area in Rajasthan is now a scene of positive transformation.

 

Our fields, Our Forest (Hamaar Haar Pahaar) – A collaborative Watershed Development experience

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(English, DVD, 32 mins)         ‘Our fields, Our Forest’ is the story of 3 villages- Partala, Dongaria and Katangi- 3 villages in Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh and their journey of transformation. Under the WOTR-Wasundhara program, the community came together and turned their impoverished migration to holistic, green prosperity.

Wasundhara: New Vistas New Directions

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(English, DVD, 45  mins)

WOTR’s Wasundhara Guidelines and its various successful facets was an ideal methodology to take up the challenge of breaking into new territories of Madhya Pradesh for the WOTR team. For this, we chose 8 villages from 3 districts of Madhya Pradesh. Community organisation, capacity building, engendering full, institutionalized participation of the people into the various aspects of Watershed Development were some of the key noteworthy features of the project.

Participatory Net Planning: A tool for People’s Involvement and Sustainability

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(English, VCD, 15 mins)

Participatory Net Planning (PNP), developed by WOTR in 1995, is today a well known and widely adopted methodology for the planning and implementation of participatory watershed development projects in India. PNP is a gender inclusive methodology that actively engages stakeholders in the development and management of their land and common resources. This film gives an overview of the philosophy and approach of the PNP methodology as well as provides a step by step outline of how PNP is actually done in the field. A software package that greatly facilitates preparation of a Net Plan is also available at WOTR.

 

On the path of the Prosperity

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“On the Path of Prosperity” documents the vivid transformation in the lives of the villagers of Hiware and Chimthalwal in Maharashtra brought about due to the implementation of watershed activities initiated by WOTR. While it explains the process of watershed development through its two phases of capacity building and execution, it also focuses on how the ground reality of the villages changes from barren and infertile patches of land to fertile regions capable of producing up to two crops a year. Alongside watershed development there takes place related progress through the empowerment of women, the setting up of self help groups and health care.

Purushwadi

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(English, VCD, 14 mins )

A Tale of a Village. The face and fate of the tiny hamlet of Purushwadi in the Sahyadri mountain ranges has changed completely thanks to the Watershed Development Programme. Success of the program can be attributed to the villagers participation in watershed related activities under the guidance of WOTR. Now that the balance of forest, soil and water has been restored the nature is blossoming in the village again.

Rise of the New Dawn

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(English, VCD, 15 mins)

 

Rise of the New Dawn is a short film of how women, as a collective, have made a huge impact.

Women are the care providers, of all but their own self. The women empowerment program in 150 villages is about realizing their true potential. With Sampada Trust, they receive training in entrepreneurship to manage small scale businesses from selling bangles to dried fish, to preparing manure and selling it. It is the Self-Help groups that make the difference, in their confidence levels. As a collective group their outshine darkness all around them. It is like “The lamp is mine but the light is ours”.

Prashna Sutala – Problem Resolved

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“Prashna Sutala” (Marthi; 5.40 mins) meaning “Problem Resolved” is the story of Sattechiwadi village of Ahmednagar district. The WOTR-Wasundhara program combining socio-economic empowerment with Watershed development has managed to break the vicious cycle of land degradation, water scarcity, poverty and migration and other associated issues typical to most rural communities today. Through this multi-faceted program, ecosystem rejuvenation and social cohesiveness come together to bring about positive change.

Greened to Go!

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The film is a short music video (3.46 mins) showcasing the transformation of a facility running on conventional energy to one fully powered by a Solar-wind Hybrid system. The film shows the process of this transformation of saving electricity stressing on maximum efficiency. WOTR promotes Alternative, Green Energy as a way to conserving non-renewable resources in order to mitigate Climate Change.

See the film - Greened to Go!

 

Weathering Climate Change

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(Language: English, Duration: 8.41 mins)

 

“Weathering Climate Change” is a short film that describes WOTR’s Agro-Meteorology component of Climate Change Adaptation Project and some of the real-time ground experiences. This component combines locale-specific Met-advisories and Agro-advisories for timely weather information to help farmers plan their agricultural activities. Also a web based initiative, it is marked by its unique automated platform and software to provide village wise weather trends that can be widely up scaled.

The advisories and met-forecasts are shared with the communities through phone and smses.

 

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