Article written by Eshwer Kale published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) (Vol. 52, Issue No. 3 dated 21 Jan, 2017)
In 1996, Darewadi, a remote, drought prone village in the reain shadow region of Maharashtra was a picture of despair. Villagers had to migrate to resource-endowed areas working seasonally at sugarcane cutting or in brick kiln of contractors. At this point, some of the villagers approached WOTR to undertake watershed development activities in their village.