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.
(English, VCD, 18 mins)
Obstruct the soil and let water seep in was the slogan to revive the environment. Multiple cropping was now possible for the farmer due to the improvement in agriculture. There was an increase in well water level where water is now sufficient throughout the year. Farmers are using this water judiciously. Since labour is now available in the village villagers are not migrating to other villages for sugarcane cutting. School going children are not deprived of their education. The percentage of school attendance is now increased. Pangra village is now showing development in all aspects like health, education and cleanliness. Environment and next generation is getting a rejuvenating lift.