The article written by Eshwer Kale and Marcella D’Souza was published in the compendium ‘Water Conservation and Saving in Agriculture: Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges in Maharashtra’ by Water Resources Department (WRD) Government of Maharashtra.
At a time when countless villages in Maharashtra are facing severe water scarcity, the village of Sarole Pathar has adequate water for its needs. The villagers have banned the drilling of new borewells and are implementing water budgeting to ensure efficient water usage. No water tanker (government or private) is providing water in the village while nearby hamlets are dependent on water tankers. WOTR has played a key role in mobilizing the community in this village.
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