Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Sattechiwadi' included as one of the best practices published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2012 submitted to UNCCD. It gives an account of the activities implemented in Sattechiwadi (a hamlet of Hivargaon) Maharashtra and how specific land degradation problems were addressed.
There are a bunch of Doomsday Prophets and ‘Green’ Proponents telling all who wish or do not wish to listen that we are creating a huge problem on planet Earth.
Humans are polluting, degrading, depleting and annihi lating living and non-living elements of the Earth (that we term ‘ resources ’ ) and are playing dangerous games with the very delicate balance that allows this planet to s upport lif e f orms (at leas t, the kind we know and are us ed to. ) “But I only play PSP games ?” “Here ‘ games ’ means , messing with stuff . ” “Oh…
So ti ll a couple of centuries back, humans had more reverence than technological prowes s and this kind of wanton exploitation didn’ t happen s o much. But now the bulldozer of Globalis ation, with its desire to fulfi infinitely growing demands or growth, has no regard whats oever f or natural beauty, other lif e f orms , or even communities and groups of people with lesser material power