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.
This study assesses how risks and responses to heat stress vary among the different social groups in the rural communities in the semi-arid region of Maharashtra. It identifies the vulnerable groups as well as the important factors that affect their vulnerability to heat stress.