There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
WOTR as a Knowledge Partner for ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup’
Watershed Organisation Trusts (WOTR) acts as a knowledge partner for “Satyamev Jayate Water Cup Competition” being organised by Paani Foundation, founded by Mr. Aamir Khan and others. The vision of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup is to create a people’s movement in Maharashtra in order to make every village in the state drought free. This year, the outreach of the competition has increased and 30 talukas (13 districts) from the Vidharbha, Marathwada and Western Maharashtra are eligible to apply for the competition. The Cup is awarded in recognition to efforts put in by the villagers for watershed management and water conservation in the stipulated time frame. Three statelevel prizes and one taluka level prize will be awarded.
WOTR is involved in designing and providing technical trainings to the prospective technical trainers and the villagers. It also helps in reviewing the design of the marking system and finalizing the films on watershed treatments developed by Paani Foundation. Our engineers and panlot sevaks provide on-site technical support in planning and execution of the soil and water conservation (SWC) measures during the contest period.