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.
"Groundwater, a renewable and finite natural resource, is a vital source of sustenance for humans and different ecosystems in the semi-arid regions. Rapid population growth in the last three decades has caused a rise in water demand which has inadvertently posed a stress on its availability. The current study involves a field hydrogeological mapping that was integrated with remote sensing and GIS to delineate areas. This paper attempts to provide a robust methodology to prioritize areas vulnerable to groundwater unavailability. The attached research brief summarises the key findings of the article. For more details, click on the link https://bit.ly/2wzX1EZ."