This research article is based on action research done in Akole block of Ahmednagar district. It aims at promoting production of cereals, pulses, seasonal vegetables, fruits, milk and meat to meet the balanced nutritional needs of the people through local specific crop planning. The whole process involved in the study was monitored through using GIS RS tool.
In a previous article titled, “Gender and Watershed Development” (Research Note published by the ODI in AgREN - July 1997), I had outlined the impact watershed development (WSD) was observed to have on women’s lives and on gender relationships. I had spelt out some of the difficulties and the significant benefits involved, as well as how women perceive these impacts. I had indicated that while WSD does initially increase the workload of women it would, if consciously attended to, offer them unique opportunities to better their economic situation as well as to enhance their status in their own eyes and that of their society.